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The Serape and the Rebozo / Carlos Mérida

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Carlos Mérida’s illustrations of traditional dress from various regions of Mexico are part of a portfolio containing 25 bright and elegant serigraphs. One thousand copies of Trajes Regionales Mexicanos (Mexican Regional Dress) circulated during the 1940s and helped to generate awareness of the many cultures within Mexico and their distinct clothing traditions. Mérida likely sought to document and preserve culture through these colorful, detailed prints.

Las ilustraciones que produjo Carlos Mérida de trajes típicos de diversas regiones mexicanas forman parte de un portafolio que contiene veinticinco serigrafías brillantes y elegantes. Mil ejemplares de Trajes regionales mexicanos circularon durante los 1940, y ayudaron a generar conciencia de las muchas culturas dentro de México y sus distintas tradiciones vestimentarias. Es probable que Mérida haya intentado documentar y preservar aspectos culturales por medio de estas coloridas impresiones detalladas.

From the exhibition: Mexican Modernism: Revolution & Reckoning, August 29, 2019 - August 30, 2020.
Alison Rossi, Director of Learning and Community Engagement, 2019.

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The Serape and the Rebozo
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1727.5.1; 28581
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