Women´s everyday outfit from Acaxochitlán

China poblana


Ethnic Group: Nahua

Quechquémitl, 2017

Thin diamond-shaped white cotton closed shawl edged with dense machine embroidery with geometric and animal designs. 2018.17.b

Blouse, 2017

White cotton blouse made by hand. It is machine embroidered on the flounce at the neck in red. Around the neckline, the blouse is finely embroidered by hand in green thread. 2018.17.a

Wrap skirt, 2017

Plain black industrial rayon fabric. 2018.17.d

Petticoat, 2017

White cotton flannel with flowers and purple towns. Crocheted border in synthetic purple worsted yarns. 2018.17.c

CHAT: The quechquémitl shown here is an example of a common prehispanic style of dress, originally woven on a backstrap loom in two pieces. It is still worn daily in central Mexico.

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