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Man's costume

early 20th century

Object Place: Chichicastenango, Guatemala


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


Medium or Technique

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

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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”


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