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Jan
25
Friday
Jan
25
Fri
Learn/Aprender :: Lecture-Talk/Conferencia
TALK: ARTFUL APRONS of SAN MIGUEL del VALLE...
5:00 PM
Oaxaca Lending Library
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TALK: ARTFUL APRONS of SAN MIGUEL del VALLE...
Cultural and Personal Identity
Presented by Norma Schafer and Jacki Gordon

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 5 PM

MX$90 (M) MX$130 (NM)

Women in Oaxaca valley villages wear aprons. For use around the house, the aprons can be simple and functional. Those for fiestas can be over-the-top. When a visitor goes to the Sunday Tlacolula market, one sees a variety of apron designs worn by indigenous women of the region. There are ruffles and ribbons, pleats and tucks, hems finished with fancy factory-made lace. Each style identifies the village where the woman is from. The San Miguel del Valle aprons are distinctive. The bibs are narrower, the skirt is wide and flouncy, and depending on cost, can be almost completely covered in elaborate embroidered images of flowers, birds, animals, and leaves in an extravagant rainbow of color. It’s like wearing a work of art. The apron is worn by young girls, mature women, and grandmothers. The complexity of the embroidery depends on the occasion, family resources, and age of the wearer.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Oaxaca Lending Library
Address: 519 Pino Suarez, Centro Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca 68000
Phone: 9515169715

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