What Is the Traditional Clothing of Belize?

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Mayan natives make a square piece of cloth into a blouse, which is called a huipil. Men wear a less decorated huipil with a blue or red sash, but women often embroider them elaborately. The embroidery designs represent the cosmos and gods.

Many cultures are found in Belize, but the Mayans were the original natives. The designs and colors of their clothing reflect village traditions. Some wear a tzute, which is a rectangular cloth worn over the shoulder, as a cape or as a sun hat. Women often wear jewelry, but men do not. Men often carry bags called morrals.