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WEARING THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE?

SUSAN DRUCKER-BROWN
The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
Vol. 28, No. 2 (2008-09), pp. 24-44
Published by: Berghahn Books
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23820735
Page Count: 21
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Abstract

The spectacular ceremonial headdress worn by Zapotec women of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico is known throughout Mexico as a symbol of the beauty and bearing of Tehuantepec women who represent, in this context, an admired prototype of Mexican, Indian womanhood. Locally the headdress identifies the wearer as a member of a particular Indian community and region. The garment is cut on a pattern which closely resembles a loose-fitting, long-sleeved blouse. However, the sleeves are never used but are retained as part of the headdress. Why does the headdress have sleeves? The paper offers a consideration of field experience and historical material which may explain this apparent anomaly.

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