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Weaving Identities: Construction of Dress and Self in a Highland Guatemala Town Hardcover – December, 1995

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr; 1st edition (December 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292730993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292730991
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,242,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An exceptionally fine ethnography that focuses on the integral role that traje or Maya dress and cloth production plays in the lives of the people of Tecpán, Guatemala.... offers rich insights into the power of traje: as decorative clothing reflecting both individual tastes and the collective power of the Maya community, who regard cloth as more than clothing. For them, traje is the memory of their proud past and an integral part of their future. (American Anthropologist) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Beth Merida on April 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is good for those looking to learn about traditional Maya dress in Guatemala and how it relates to the lives of those who make and wear it. It is an interesting read, giving good insights to cultural aspects also. Although the research was conducted many years ago, this was an interesting and yet very shaky time in Guatemala, making the read all the more interesting.
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