Category Archives: Mexico

Traditional Mexico folk costumes

Indigenous of Chapultepec. Mexico 1840

Chapultepec, Mexico, Indigenous, Native, costume


Indigenous of Chapultepec Mexico.

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Outfielder of the French light infantry in Mexico.

Outfielder. French light infantry voltigeur uniform

French light infantry voltigeur, Mexico.

Outfielder of the French light infantry in Mexico 1861.

Infanterie légère d’une compagnie de voltigeurs (Mexique).

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Costumes of Mexican Actec at the time of Hernán Cortés.

Ancient costumes Mexican Aztec. Hernán Cortés.

Costumes of Mexican Aztec 1500 AD.

Costumes of Mexican Aztec 1500 AD.

At the time of arrival of the Spaniards led by Hernán Cortés.

1,2. Common women, 3. Priestess, 4. King, 5-8. Warriors, 9. High priest of the God of the War, 10. Priest, 11,16. Men of rank, 12. Chief, 13-14. Warrior, 15. Flag carrier.

A Zapotec woman of South Mexico

Mexican Zapotec clothing. Traditional Mexican native costume

Mexican Zapotec woman

A Zapotec woman of South Mexico.

The Zapotecs are peoples of Mexico, and inhabiting the Mexican state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. In pre-Hispanic times the Zapotec were carrier of an advanced civilization in southern Mexico. The center of their cultural development was Monte Albán. They called themselves Be’ena’a zaa zaa or Peni, Cloud People ‘

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.

The traditional costume of the charro, the Mexican cowboy.

Traditional Mexican cowboy costume. Huge felt sombrero. Latin american folk dress.

Traditional Mexican cowboy costume.

Traditional Mexican cowboy costume.

The traditional costume of the charro, or Mexican cowboy, consists of a short jacket and tight trousers, which are ornamented with heavy gold or silver embroidery. The huge felt sombrero is banded and laced with gold or silver braid.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Mexican China Poblana dance costume

Mexican China Poblana dress.  Jarabe Tapatío. Mexican folkloric clothing

The China Poblana costume, Mexican Hat Dance.

Mexican China Poblana dance costume.

The China Poblana costume is worn for dancing the Jarabe Tapatío (Mexican Hat Dance), Mexico´s national folk dance.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Traditional Mexican costumes 1850s.

Traditional Mexican costumes. Mexico national folk costume.

Costumes from Mexico

Traditional Mexican costumes 1850s.

Gallery: Les nations. Album des Costumes De Tous les Pays. Par Alexandre Lacauchie.
Paris. Maison Martinet. Haute Cœur frères 41, Rue Vivienne et 146, Rue de Rivoli 1850s.

Majority of Jerez Mexico. Traditional Spain costume.

Majority of Jerez. Mexico folk costume. Traditional Spain national costumes. Spanish Ethnic garment.

Majority of Jerez. Mexico.

Majority of Jerez Mexico. Traditional Spain costume.

Costume Traditionnel Majo de Jérez. Mexique. Gallery: Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel  by Auguste Wahlen.

Indiens de la Cierra de Guauchinango. Mexican Mountains Indios.

Indiens de la Cierra de Guauchinango. Traditional Mexican national costume. Rancheros clothing. Carl Nebel.

Indians of the Guauchinango Mountains.

Indiens de la Cierra de Guauchinango.

Guauchinango or Huauchinango is a city and municipality in central Mexico. Costumes of Mexican Mountains Indios.

Gallery: Voyage pittoresque et archéologique dans la partie la plus intéressante du Mexique by Carl Nebel. Published 1836.

Habitants de Tierra Caliente. People from Tierra Caliente Mexico.

Habitants de Tierra Caliente. Traditional Mexican national costume. Peasants clothing. Carl Nebel.

Habitants de Tierra Caliente.

Habitants de Tierra Caliente. Gente de Tierra Caliente entre.

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