Zapatista Revolutionary Doll

The Tzotzil-Mayan women of San Juan Chamula use traditional weaving, dying and wool felting techniques to create many of the fabrics and threads for their Muñecas or dolls. Chamulita or little Chamulan Doll’s faces were initially covered with a ski mask in 1994 and this has continued as a symbol of resistance to the systematic global exploitation of indigenous cultures. The metaphor in this symbolism conveys “the other is not a plaything for First World Nations” – S.M. Scott. The clothes are traditional Mayan wear. This selection includes rebels carrying weapons fashioned of wood and wearing a pasamontañas along with traditional clothing.

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