The exhibit explores the role that fashion has played in promoting Mexican culture worldwide from the 17th century to the present and highlights the rebozo as a symbol of Mexican identity.
The origins of this item of clothing - which come in a variety of designs and colors - date to the colonial era, when Mexican artisans were influenced by high-quality embroidered shawls and mantillas from
It is unclear when the first rebozos were woven, although the first references to this long, flat garment appear in the literature of the 16th century.
They were made famous by Kahlo (1907-1954), several of whose self-portraits show her wearing that traditional shawl.
It also features work by contemporary Mexican and British artists, photographers, fashion and textile designers - including
The exhibit will come to
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