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Tehuanita con Resplandor 14”x18” Watercolor

Tehuanita con Resplandor


DESCRIPTION: This painting shows a young Zapotec girl from the Istmo de Tehuantepec, on the southern coast of Oaxaca. It is thought that their traditional headpiece, called a resplandor, originated from French petticoats. Legend says that, shortly after Mexico was colonized and evagelized, a French boat capsized off the shore of Oaxaca, and local women found the petticoats floating in the water. Out of curiosity, and unaware of French fashion, they tied the garments over their heads, and the headdresses became a convenient means of covering their heads when entering a Catholic church. 


ABOUT THIS PAINTING: This original watercolor painting’s size is approximately 14”x18”, matted. It includes Certificate of Authenticity.

SHIPPING: Insurance, taxes, packaging and regular shipping are included on all prices. Processing and shipping takes 2 to 4 weeks. Expedited shipping is available at additional costs.

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Tehuanita con Resplandor 14”x18” Watercolor

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