A portrait of two Mexican women, 1896.
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Two Mexican women in traditional costume from Tehuantepec in the south. The woman on the left is wearing a lace ruff round her face, and the one on the right wears a 'huipil', a hand-woven blouse worn by the indigenous women of Mexico and Guatemala. The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) frequently painted self-portraits wearing Tehuana costume.