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Art, Mexican

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mexican embroidered headband

Identifier: SC 01830
Content Description

Green and white embroidered headband sourced from Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico. The headband is embroidered with birds. Creator of the headband is unidentified.

Dates: 2016

Mexican retablo and ex-voto paintings

Identifier: MS 00362
Content Description 5 Retablo or ex-voto paintings depicting themes that include Covid-19, immigration, migration, illness and traditional dance. Retablo is the Spanish term for relatable or reredos above an spiritual, often Catholic, altar. Retablo paintings are a form of folk art that depict iconography including saints and other religious figures derived from the Catholic church. Ex-voto paintings are votive paintings offered to a saint or divinity. Ex-voto paintings typically depict oppressive incidents in...
Dates: 2021