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

Note:  Las Tortilleras. Costumes from the villages in the south of Puebla, Mexico.
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