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Letters from the Edge: Zapatista Embroideries (Window Box)

October 16, 1997 - December 14, 1997


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Year 1997 Theme Textiles

Sited in the Library vitrines as part of the Window Box series, this selection of cloths embroidered by Maya women from Chiapas, Mexico, provoked strong viewer response. The exhibition presented the women’s production as a branch of the Zapatista global communications strategy, crossing indigenous craft with Catholic votive iconography and Marxist sloganeering.