Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1966. Hardcover. VG (Ex-art library, with spine labels and few interior marks; book block appear slightly bowed due to the presence of the tipped-in plates; all plates are present and vibrant.). Gray cloth, gilt letters on spine, black & illus. dust jacket in mylar cover; 154 pp., 60 color tipped-in plates, few BW illus., one fold-out map. What a lovely book! Documents apparel worn by Indians of Guatemala, with both textual descriptions and color drawings rendered by Josephine Wood. 60 individuals in uinque clothing are depicted and described. "The book will be of great interest to the folklorist as well as to the casual reader curious about the customs and costumes of peoples of other lands. Perhaps most important of all, with the publication of this book a record will be preserved of an art that is gradually dying out. Guatemala's greatest contribution to folk art is her weaving, and as the Indians gradually adopt modern, conventional dress and weave for commerce rather than for themselves, the day is coming, in the not too distant future, when such a record will be invaluable." (dj).
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