Wearing Culture: Dress and Regalia in Early Mesoamerica and by Heather Orr,Matthew Looper

By Heather Orr,Matthew Looper

Wearing Culture connects students of divergent geographical components and educational fields—from archaeologists and anthropologists to paintings historians—to convey the importance of articles of regalia and of dressing and ornamenting humans and gadgets one of the Formative interval cultures of old Mesoamerica and relevant America.

Documenting the flowery practices of gown, adornment, and physique amendment in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Oaxaca, the Soconusco area of southern Mesoamerica, the Gulf Coast Olmec zone (Olman), and the Maya lowlands, this publication demonstrates that adornment used to be used as a device for speaking prestige, social relationships, strength, gender, sexuality, habit, and political, ritual, and spiritual identities. regardless of enormous formal and technological edition in garments and ornamentation, the early indigenous cultures of those areas shared quite a few practices, attitudes, and aesthetic pursuits. participants handle technological improvement, production fabrics and strategies, nonfabric ornamentation, symbolic dimensions, representational suggestions, and garments as facts of interregional sociopolitical exchange.

Focusing on an incredible interval of cultural and creative improvement in the course of the lens of costuming and adornment, Wearing Culture should be of curiosity to students of pre-Hispanic and pre-Columbian studies.

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