History of Fashion in Spanish America

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The bibliography below consists of select resources related to the study of the history of fashion and textiles in Spanish America. You may also find this list in Zotero.

Aram, Bethany, and Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla, eds. 1993. Global Goods and the Spanish Empire, 1942-1824: Circulation, Resistance and Diversity. London: Palgrave.

Bass, Laura R., and Amanda Wunder. 2009. “The Veiled Ladies of the Early Modern Spanish World: Seduction and Scandal in Seville, Madrid, and Lima.” Hispanic Review 77 (1): 97–144.

Bauer, Arnold J. 2001. Goods, Power, History: Latin America’s Material Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berlo, Janet Catherine. 1992. “Women and Aesthetic Strategies in Latin American Textiles.” RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics 22: 115–34.

Blum, Dilys E. 2006. “Textiles in Colonial Latin America.” In The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820, edited by Joseph J. Rishel and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, 146–54. New Haven; London: Yale University Press.

Cahill, David. 2007. “Refashioning the Inca: Costume, Political Power and Identity in Late Bourbon Peru.” In The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas, edited by Mina Roces and Louise Edwards, 189–99. Brighton; Portland: Sussex Academic Press.

Carocci, Max. 2010. “Clad With the ‘Hair of Trees’: A History of Native American Spanish Moss Textile Industries.” Textile History 41: 3–27.

Decoster, Jean-Jacques. 2005. “Identidad Étnica y Manipulación Cultural: La Indumentaria En La Época Colonial.” Estudios Atacameños 29: 163–70.

Earle, Rebecca. 2001. “‘Two Pairs of Pink Satin Shoes!!’ Race, Clothing and Identity in the Americas (17th-19th Centuries).” History Workshop Journal 52: 175–95.

———. 2003. “Luxury, Clothing and Race in Colonial Spanish America.” In Luxury in the Eighteenth Century: Debates, Desires and Delectable Goods, edited by Maxine Berg and Elizabeth Eger, 219–27. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

———. 2007. “Consumption and Excess in Colonial and Early-Independent Spanish America.” In Imported Modernity in Post-Colonial State Formation: The Appropriation of Political, Educational and Cultural Models in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, edited by Eugenia Roldán Vera and Marcelo Caruso, 341–61. Germany: Pater Lang.

Erickson, Kirstin C. 2015. “Las Colcheras: Spanish Colonial Embroidery and the Inscription of Heritage in Contemporary Northern New Mexico.” Journal of Folklore Research 52 (1): 1–37.

Femenias, Blenda. 1984. “Peruvian Costume and European Perceptions in the Eighteenth Century.” Dress 10: 52–63.

“Fierce Fashion from 19th Century Puerto Rico.” 2013. National Museum of American History. September 5, 2013. http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2013/09/fierce-fashion-from-19th-century-puerto-rico.html.

Francois, Marie. 2004. “Cloth and Silver: Pawning and Material Life in Mexico City at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century.” The Americas 60 (3): 325–62.

García Fernández, Máximo. 1999. “Los Bienes Dotales En La Ciudad de Valladolid, 1700-1850: El Ajuar Doméstico y La Evolución Del Consumo y La Demanda.” In Consumo, Condiciones de Vida y Comercialización: Cataluña y Castilla, Siglos XVII-XIX, edited by J. Torras and Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla, 133–58. Valladolid: Junta de Castilla y León, Consejería de Educación y Cultura.

Jiménez Díaz, María Jesús. 2009. Tradición de Tradiciones: Tejidos Prehispánicos y Virreinales de Los Andes. La Colección Del Museo de América. Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura.

Katzew, Ilona. 2015. “Now on View: LACMA’s New Vicente Albán Paintings from Ecuador.” LACMA Unframed (blog). January 28, 2015. https://unframed.lacma.org/2015/01/28/now-view-lacmas-new-vicente-alb%C3%A1n-paintings-ecuador.

McKim-Smith, Gridley. 2006. “Dressing Colonial, Dressing Diaspora.” In The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820, edited by Joseph J. Rishel and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt, 155–63. New Haven; London: Yale University Press.

Meléndez, Mariselle. 2005. “Visualizing Difference: The Rhetoric of Clothing in Colonial Spanish America.” In The Latin American Fashion Reader, by Regina A. Root, 17–30. Dress, Body, Culture. Oxford; New York: Berg.

Middleton, James. 2014. “Reading Dress in New Spanish Portraiture: Clothing the Mexican Elite, circa 1695-1805.” In New England/New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850, edited by Donna Pierce, 101–46. Denver: Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum.

———. 2018. “Their Dress Is Very Different: The Development of the Peruvian Pollera and the Genesis of the Andean Chola.” The Journal of Dress History 2: 87–105.

Muñoz Cordero, Lydia Inés. 2013. Ñapangas: Mujeres de La Gracia En Quito, Pasto y Popayán. Quito: Ediciones Abya-Yala.

Phipps, Elena, Johanna Hecht, and Cristina Esteras Martín, eds. 2004. The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830. New Haven; London: Yale University Press.

Pierce, Donna, and Julie Wilson Frick. 2015. Companion to Glitterati: Portraits & Jewelry from Colonial Latin America. Denver: Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum.

Pierce, Donna, and Ronald Y. Otsuka, eds. 2009. Asia & Spanish America: Trans-Pacific Artistic and Cultural Exchange, 1500-1850. Symposium Series (Frederick and Jan Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art). Denver: Denver Art Museum.

Randall, Kimberly. 2005. “The Traveler’s Eye: Chinas Poblanas and European-Inspired Costume in Postcolonial Mexico.” In The Latin American Fashion Reader, by Regina A. Root, 44–65. Oxford; New York: Berg.

Roces, Mina, and Louise Edwards, eds. 2007. The Politics of Dress in Asia and the Americas. Eastborne; Portland, OR: Sussex Academic Press.

Root, Regina A. 2000. “Tailoring the Nation: Fashion Writing in Nineteenth-Century Argentina.” Fashion Theory 4 (1): 89–118.

———. , ed. 2005. The Latin American Fashion Reader. Oxford; New York: Berg.

Rowe, Anne Pollard, and Lynn A. Meisch. 2011. Costume and History in Highland Ecuador. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Salomon, Frank. 1988. “Indian Women of Early Colonial Quito As Seen Through Their Testaments.” The Americas 44: 325–41.

Sayer, Chloë. 1985. Costumes of Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press.

———. 2015. Mexico: Clothing and Culture. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum.

Tinajero, Araceli. 2005. “Far Eastern Influences in Latin American Fashions.” In The Latin American Fashion Reader, by Regina A. Root, 66–75. Oxford; New York: Berg.

Voss, Barbara L. 2008. “‘Poor People in Silk Shirts’: Dress and Ethnogenesis in Spanish-Colonial San Francisco.” Journal of Social Archaeology 8 (3): 404–32.

Walker, Charles. 2012. “Controlar Los Cuerpos Femeninos y Aplacar La Ira de Dios: La Reforma de La Moral.” In El Colonialismo En Ruinas: Lima Frente Al Terremoto y Tsunami de 1746, translated by Javier Flores Espinoza, 175–205. Lima: Institut français d’études andines, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos.

Walker, Tamara J. 2009. “‘He Outfitted His Family in Notable Decency’: Slavery, Honour and Dress in Eighteenth-Century Lima, Peru.” Slavery and Abolition 30: 383–402.

———. 2017. Exquisite Slaves: Race, Clothing, and Status in Colonial Lima. Cambridge; New York; Melbourne; Dehli; Singapore: Cambridge University Press.

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