Art of the Americas - Man's ceremonial (cofradía) outfit, Chichicastenango, Guatemala

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Man's ceremonial (cofradía) outfit
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Wool, silk thread
Mid-20th century
25" (63.5 cm) shoulder to hem by 59" (274 cm) across shoulders
It is rare to find a complete cofradia outfit in such good condition. The blue zigzag embroidery at shoulders and cuffs is said to signify that the wearer was an astrologist or day-keeper of the ceremonial Maya calendar. Photo above is a back view, while the photo below is the front.



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