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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The History of the Rebozo at the Altadena Library

The History of the Rebozo – a presentation by Artist Miriam Quezada at the Altadena Library, The History of the Rebozo at the Altadena Library, on July 30 at 3:00 p.m. Spanish for “shawl,” the rebozo is a versatile garment, originating in Mexico, with a very diverse and fascinating history. During the presentation, the audience will learn a brief history of Mexico – from prehispánic groups to Mexican Revolution. Participants will learn some songs and the different art representations related to this emblematic garment.

Some participants will model rebozos from Miriam’s private collection and see other Rebozos from many parts of the country. Miriam will also show the participants many ways to use it. The Rebozos are available for purchase.

Ms. Quezada grew up in Mexico City and has lived in Los Angeles for 25 years. She was a teacher, owned her own gallery. Miriam’s art has been featured innumerous notable publications and exhibited in many fine art galleries. Her interest in rebozos began when she received one as a gift from her grandmother when she was 19 years old. She was inspired to learn more about the history and art of Mexican rebozo making.

For more information, please call (626) 798-0833 or visit www.AltadenaLibrary.org.

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