Gaucho from Argentina wearing the traditional chiripá.

Gaucho, costume, Argentina, Traditional, chiripá, Jo Bartas

Traditional Gaucho costume, Argentina.

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

Note:  Traditional Huaso costume from Chile.

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