Women with fruits. Venezuela folk dress.

Venezuela traditional female costume. South american folk dress. Jo Bartas.

Women from Venezuela

Women with fruits. Venezuela folk dress.

Women in Venezuela, as in all other Latin american countries, carry great burdens of fruits or vegetables on their heads.

Illustration by Jo Bartas.

Note:  La Mantilla. Mexican morning suit. A light lady's coat.

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