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  • unknown Valley Zapotec maker
  • shirt, 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • velvet, lace
  • Object Height/Width: 56 x 79 cm
    Object Height/Width: 22 1/16 x 31 1/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5458

The boxy green velvet blouse has short gathered sleeves with a band, a collar with an open placket, and four pleats on the left and right side into the waistband. It has white lace with silver detail on the yoke and down the sleeves. There is lace edging above the bands on the sleeves, at the bottom of the yoke and around the collar and placket. It has a short slit at the proper left bottom of the shirt.