Fringe Identities - Costume in the Mixtec Codices

Author(s): Sharisse McCafferty; Geoffrey McCafferty

Year: 2017


The Mixtec codices depict costumes from Postclassic Oaxaca, including clothing, face paint, hairstyles, footwear, and jewelry. Contextualized in religious, military, and other social rituals, costume played an important role in framing the action as well as representing individuals in a variety of social identities. This paper focuses on styles and patterns of clothing as they were used to characterize gender, status, ethnicity, occupation, and religious and political roles. Specifically, we examine the extent to which costume communicates different aspects of social identity.

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Fringe Identities - Costume in the Mixtec Codices. Sharisse McCafferty, Geoffrey McCafferty. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431178)


Costume Mixtec Textiles

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 15586