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Indian Clothing Before Cortes: Mesoamerican Costumes from the Codices
In these pages, for the first time in any language, the author offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the clothing of the people pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. It is a highly productive approach to the culture—and the culture ties—of the Aztecs of Mexico, the Tlaxcalans, the Tarascans of Michoacan; the Mixtecs of Oaxaca, the mysterious “Borgia Group,” and the lowlan ...more
Hardcover, 252 pages
Published September 15th 1990 by University of Oklahoma Press
(first published November 1981)
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Fantastic study of clothing worn in six regions of Mesoamerica's Postclassic period right before the arrival of Europeans. More than just clothing, this series goes in depth into the iconography from the codices to analyze each garment that is presented. To better organize the analysis, the corpus of clothing examples shown in this book are broken down into five varieties in which the clothes may be worn. The examples mentioned come straight from the books (codices) from each culture presented. ...more