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.

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What Is the Traditional Clothing of Belize?
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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.

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