Ethnic group: Yucatec Maya
Cotón (Shirt), 2018
Made by Felipa Pech. Cotton poplin with pleats and front pockets
Kul eex (3/4 Pants), 2018
Made by Felipa Pech. Cotton poplin with tie closure. Machine made.
Handwoven of jipijapa (split palm frond) in Becal, Campeche.
Sabukan, ca. 2014
Shoulder bag woven on a backstrap loom with henequén (sisal) fibers.
Chúuj, ca. 2014
Gourd bottle with stopper made of corn cob and strap of henequén (sisal) rope.
CHAT: In Yucatan mestizo is a word that describes people whose origins are of mixed Spanish and Maya blood. Máasewáal was a nahuatl word that the ¨white¨ governors, or ts´uules, used to refer to the Mayan people of the region. During the Caste War of Yucatan, 1847-1928, the Mayan rebels self-identified with the word máasewáal. This outfit is a replica of the clothing worn by Leonardo Pat, who participated in the Caste War. It was made by his great granddaughter, Felipa Pech.