Tag Archives: Latin American folk dress

Peru Lima. Female fashion in 1821.

Peru, Lima, Historic costumes, 19th century fashion, latin, america

Females of Lima 1821.

Peru 1821. Females of Lima.

Historic costumes.

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Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru. Mulâtresse libre.

Mulâtresse, Mulatto costume, Latin America

Mulâtresse libre, Lima.

Free Mulatto of Lima, Peru.

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A Chola from La Paz wearing a Bowler hat.

A Chola from La Paz wearing a Bowler hat.

Bolivian chola

A Chola from La Paz wearing a Bowler hat.

The Bolivian chola of La Paz wears a small derby-like hat, which is made either of felt or of highly varnished straw.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Traditional Huaso costume from Chile.

Traditional Huaso costume from Chile. Latin american folk dress.

Huaso, cowboy from Chile

Traditional Huaso costume from Chile.

The huaso, or cowboy of Chile´s central plain, is a picturesque, a character as the cowboy of North America`s western prairie.

Illustration by Jo Bartas.

Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes.

Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes. Latin american folk dress.

Coffee picker from Costa Rica

Coffee picker from Costa Rica in traditional clothes.

Costa Rica, the catering and preparation of the coffee crop generally begin in November and continue until April.

Illustration by Jo Bartas

Rumba costume. Woman from Cuba.

 Rumba costumes. Cuba folk dress. Latin american folk clothing.

Woman from cuba dancing the rumba.

Woman from cuba in traditional rumba costume.

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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)

Panama indian native costume

Latin american folk dress. Traditional Panama Folk Costume

Panama indian native

Panama indian native costume.

Indian women from Panama balance water jars on their heads with the grace of the ancient Greeks.

Illustration by Jo Bartas.

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