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Man's costume

Guatemalan
early 20th century


Object Place: Chichicastenango, Guatemala

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.); other (inseam) (pants): 33 cm (13 in.); overall (sash): 243.8 x 30.5 cm (96 x 12 in.); overall (apron): 66.7 x 66 cm (26 1/4 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

2005.317.1-4

Medium or Technique

Wool felt, braid; appliquéd; cotton tapestry weave supplementary weft patterning

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black felt jacket trimmed with fringe and appliqued with pattern of multicolored birds, flowers, and circles. Black felt pants appliqued with multicolored sunburst motif. Red sash with purple border design and fringe. Red headscarf or apron made of two joined loom widths with central blue weft patterning and yellow tassles on all four corners. Labeled: “Anna W. Chase”

Provenance

Collected by Anna Cornelia Wigglesworth Chase; Inherited by Inez C. Lunt; Inherited by Marjorie Elsden, September 2004; Gift to the MFA, June 22, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Inez Catharine Lunt and Marjorie Lunt Elsden