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  • unknown Valley Zapotec maker
  • dress, 1989
  • Where object was made: Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • cloth, lace
  • Object Height/Width: 110 x 120 cm
    Object Height/Width: 43 1/4 x 47 1/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5457

The blue-green dress is made of a shiny satin-like material with irregular shapes woven into the cloth. It has a pleated waistband, a collar, and an open placket edged with lace. The yoke is covered with white lace with silver details. It has short puffed sleeves with lace at the top of the band and down the top of the sleeve.