Shirt of a man's ensemble - ROM2015_14481_17


Shirt of a man's ensemble

Maker: Huichol culture
Medium:Cotton tabby with cotton cross stitch embroidery
Geography: State of Nayarit, Mexico
Date: 1969
90 x 122 cm
Object number: 986.206.22.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of Mrs. A. Murray Vaughan from the Doris Heyden Collection
Not on view
Description The totó flower, shown in the centre of the shirt, 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.    
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