Tag Archives: Latin American folk dress

Ecuador woman with Panama hat.

Panama hat. Latin american folk dress. Traditional Ecuador Costume.

Ecuador woman with Panama hat.

Ecuador woman with Panama hat 1930s.

Babies swing in cloths or shawls knotted over the mother´s shoulders. Natives of Ecuador´s province of Manabe weave from fine palm fiber the so called Panama hats which many of the Indians wear. The towns of Jipijapa and Montecristi are particularly famed for the hat industry.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress.

South America costumes. Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress.

Native of Dutch Guiana

Native of Dutch Guiana in traditional folk dress 1930s.

The three Guianas – British, Dutch and French – are the only South American countries under European domination; all the others are independent republics. Many of the Negroes of Dutch Guiana have retreated to the bush, where they have reverted to African tradition.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Free Ebook: Rebel destiny; among the bush Negroes of Dutch Guiana (1934)

Brazil dance costume. Latin american folk dress.

Traditional Brazil Carnival costume. Brazilian dance costume. Latin american folk dress.

Brazil dance costume.

Brazil dance costume.

In the night clubs of Rio de Janeiro and other large Brazilian cities, one occasionally sees the Hollywood type of performer, whose exaggerated rhythms and fantastic costume bear little relation to native tradition.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

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