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… Read More
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. Costa Rica, the catering and preparation of the coffee crop generally begin in November and continue until April. Illustration by Jo Bartas
Woman from cuba in traditional rumba costume.
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… Read More
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… Read More
Peasant from Uruguay in traditional folk dress.
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. 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… Read More
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.… Read More