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mapoto apron

price: $600.00
material: beads, leather
size: 21"
vendor: hamill gallery
item #AC2-537


These beaded garments, made by and worn by women, were for ceremonial occasions. They defined one's status, progressing from girlhood to womanhood. The Jocolo, with it's five fingers, were reserved for married women, as were the Mapoto. Older aprons are on leather as opposed to canvas, have predominantly white designs and use smaller sized beads. 

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