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Nebaj - Quiche

Artist/Maker: Carlos Mérida (Guatemala, 1891-1984)

Date: 1950s
Medium: offset print
Sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. (45.1 x 33.7 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object number: 2006.7.3
DescriptionIn the late 1930’s and 1940’s, a number of artists interested in Guatemalan textiles made sets of colored renderings, in response to a lack of adequate color photographs. The famous Guatemalan artist of Quiché Maya descent, Carlos Mérida, completed his own twelve-page folio of traditional Guatemalan costume in the 1930’s. This depiction features a woman in the traditional clothing of Nebaj, surrounded by decorative elements. Many similar costumes from Nebaj are on display in this exhibition.
Not on view