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)