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Old 11-08-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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Default Need help finding Authentic Mexican girls dress

My 7 year old has a renaissance fair coming up at her school where children are encouraged to dress similar to the curriculum they have been learning about all of which involves Incas,Mayans and Aztecs.

I am wanting to find a young girls dress and even though halloween just passed I cant find anything even close.

Please help.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:09 PM
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Thanking God I have boys.............

Lospueblitos.com: Dresses For Girls

Again, I have boys, and I've never even heard of this place.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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Ok, I just moved here, so I will attempt to help. Try the "Marketplace"??? I think that's what it's called. It's near the downtown area. There's a restaurant there called La Margarita. There's an outdoor market with shops and restaurants, but you want to go to the inside portion. There are several little shops inside that sell Mexican dresses. PLEASE if it's not called the Marketplace - someone correct me!!
Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:11 PM
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Ok, I just moved here, so I will attempt to help. Try the "Marketplace"??? I think that's what it's called. It's near the downtown area. There's a restaurant there called La Margarita. There's an outdoor market with shops and restaurants, but you want to go to the inside portion. There are several little shops inside that sell Mexican dresses. PLEASE if it's not called the Marketplace - someone correct me!!
Good luck!
La Villita?

D'oh! Market Square

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Old 11-08-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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YES! Market Square - that's it! Thanks Sapphire!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:40 AM
 
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El Mercado....downtown across the stree from Milam Park and Santa Rosa Hospital. Take the Market Street Exit going south on I-35. Turn left under I-35 on Market and it's right there on the left. Be sure and go in the little mini "mall" which is across the street from the quaint little shopping area. THAT's where you'll find tons of authentic Mexican EVERYTHING. It's wonderful. Do some shopping for yourself while you're there!

Good luck and tell us what you find!
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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I would try Gibson Costume Shop off of Broadway first...

Cheers! M2
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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My 7 year old has a renaissance fair coming up at her school where children are encouraged to dress similar to the curriculum they have been learning about all of which involves Incas,Mayans and Aztecs.

I am wanting to find a young girls dress and even though halloween just passed I cant find anything even close.

Please help.
A Mexican dress is not typical Inca/Maya/Aztec. You would probabaly do best to (brace yourself) "assemble" one. The Maya, Incas, and Aztecs were simple people. Except for the rulers/nobility, most wore simple cotton outfits.

(cut and pasted from Eric R. Harris, The costume of the Inca)

INCA WOMEN
Women wore a one-piece dress that combined skirt and blouse, reaching to the ankles and bound at the waist by a long, wide, woven, and ornamental sash. At the top, it reached to the neck, the upper edges fastened together over the shoulders by long pins and passing under the arms at the sides. Like all garments, this dress was a large rectangular piece of woven cloth, merely wound around the body. The analogue of the man's cloak was a large mantle, worn over the shoulders and fasted at the front with a large straight metal pin known as topo. These pins of copper, silver, or gold, have large heads of various types, sometimes in the form of animal or human figures, but most commonly ending in a large, thin, circular, or semicircular disk, the sharp edges of which could be used as a knife. The women wore sandals and head bands similar to the men's, and also a large piece of folded cloth on the head. They did not cut their hair but parted it in the middle and wore it hanging down the back; it was cut, however, as a sign of mourning.


Link to schoolchildren in Aztec costumes: http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/uploadimages/192_19_2.jpg (broken link)

Note, too, that a child could also have props: Aztez Calendar, etc.

HTH,
Pobre (teacher at a Core Knowledge school)
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:51 AM
 
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A Mexican dress is not typical Inca/Maya/Aztec. You would probabaly do best to (brace yourself) "assemble" one. The Maya, Incas, and Aztecs were simple people. Except for the rulers/nobility, most wore simple cotton outfits.

(cut and pasted from Eric R. Harris, The costume of the Inca)

INCA WOMEN
Women wore a one-piece dress that combined skirt and blouse, reaching to the ankles and bound at the waist by a long, wide, woven, and ornamental sash. At the top, it reached to the neck, the upper edges fastened together over the shoulders by long pins and passing under the arms at the sides. Like all garments, this dress was a large rectangular piece of woven cloth, merely wound around the body. The analogue of the man's cloak was a large mantle, worn over the shoulders and fasted at the front with a large straight metal pin known as topo. These pins of copper, silver, or gold, have large heads of various types, sometimes in the form of animal or human figures, but most commonly ending in a large, thin, circular, or semicircular disk, the sharp edges of which could be used as a knife. The women wore sandals and head bands similar to the men's, and also a large piece of folded cloth on the head. They did not cut their hair but parted it in the middle and wore it hanging down the back; it was cut, however, as a sign of mourning.


Link to schoolchildren in Aztec costumes: http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/uploadimages/192_19_2.jpg (broken link)

Note, too, that a child could also have props: Aztez Calendar, etc.

HTH,
Pobre (teacher at a Core Knowledge school)
Pobre.....very good point! I'm glad you clarified that. I put many costumes together for my kids with large pieces of felt and strips of faux leather banding the waist. The royalty/nobilitiy might get a little expensive!
She still might find some things at El Mercado for props or accessories. There is still a lot of Aztec influence in some of the truly authentic Mexican heritage.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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Pobre.....very good point! I'm glad you clarified that. I put many costumes together for my kids with large pieces of felt and strips of faux leather banding the waist. The royalty/nobilitiy might get a little expensive!
She still might find some things at El Mercado for props or accessories. There is still a lot of Aztec influence in some of the truly authentic Mexican heritage.
Thanks . Also, what confuses some is that the schools that study the Maya/Aztec/Inca are studying the time period before and up until the Spaniards came. Therefore, what we see as Mexican here has Spanish as well as Native Mexican Indian influence.
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