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madnil (apron)
  • Valley Zapotec peoples
  • madnil (apron), 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • cotton, lace, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 91 x 70 cm
    Object Height/Width: 35 13/16 x 27 1/2 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5456

The apron has a skirt portion and a bib portion that goes over the shoulders. It is open in the back with a tie at the waist. It was made from medium check black gingham. It has a square neck and two pockets at the front. There is lace on the sides of the bib, the tops of the pockets and the hem. There is a red flower with a yellow center and leaves embroidered on the center of the bib. There is a pink flower and leaves below each pocket and a yellow flower and bud with leaves between the pink flowers.