Man's morral (bag) - ROM2015_14431_18


Man's morral (bag)

Maker: Huichol culture
Medium:Cotton tabby embroidered with wool cross-stitch and warp-patterned wool strap
Geography: State of Nayarit or Jalisco, Mexico
Date: 1950-1959
25.3 x 24.5 cm
Object number: 961.26.3
Credit Line: No credit line
Not on view

The totó flower, shown in the centre, takes many forms, some highly stylized. It symbolizes the hallucinatory plant peyote, the Huichol deity who forms a divine trinity with the deer and maize.

Men’s shirts and trousers (inspired by Western models) are assembled from rectangles of cloth without pockets, so small items are carried in shoulder bags.

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