Rio de la Plata. Woman from the countryside. Argentina.
AMÉRIQUE, Femme de la campagne. Rio de la Plata – environ de Buenos Aires, Montévidéo.
A romantic gaucho playing the guitar.
Traditional Gaucho costume, Argentina.
The traditional gaucho costume is characterized by the chiripá, a woven blanket or piece of cloth, which is held in place at the waist by a wide, silver ornamented belt. The chiripá hungs down like an apron over wide baggy trousers,
Illustration by Jo Bartas
Costumes art nouveau period. Buenes Aires, Argentina in 1900
Picture above shows a young girl in communion costume. The illustration below shows a woman from the early 1900’s. Costume and hairstyle in accordance with the period style of the late 19th century. The dress is covered with a lace collar and billowing sleeves. The hair is pinned up, creating a vertically elongated is generated. The silhouette appears narrower in creating a visually even larger body.