The Dressing of an Empollerada (Part II)
Golden jewels for the pollera
Back of the neck of the empollerada
View of several chains already in their right position
More jewels being affixed to the pollera shirt
Bracelets and wristlers
One of the things that surprise people who see a pollera for the first time is the amount of jewelry worn by the empollerada.
It is not uncommon that each woman wearing a pollera carry several hundreds or thousands of dollars in jewelry. Also, these golden chains and other accesories are usually passed down from mothers to daughters and some could be one or two centuries old.
There are several types of jewelry. The ones worn around the neck, the longer chains that hang down to the waist, bracelets and wristlers, and head jewels.
The positioning of these accesories is regulated by custom, and depends on the type of pollera being worn, the region, the relative wealth of the wearer, and even the age of her.