TITLE

Clad in Flowers: Indigenous Arts and Knowledge in Colonial Mexican Convents

AUTHOR(S)
Cordova, James M.
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Dec2011, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p449
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses images showing flowery trappings worn by nuns in convents in New Spain, or colonial Mexico. The author discusses the influence of indigenous Mesoamerican traditions on Euro-Christian practices in New Spanish nunneries, including the floral trappings worn by nuns during profession and funerals. The author describes Spanish influence on funerary and profession portraits of New Spanish nuns wearing floral trappings and discusses portraits of indigenous women. Specific topics addressed include the integration of Amerindian and European women at the Corpus Christi Convent in Mexico City, Mexico in 1724, multicultural meanings of nuns' floral trappings, and other indigenous crafts in New Spanish nunneries.
ACCESSION #
67789900

 

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