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Camisilla and Sombrero Contests at Las Tablas


[Here we see some of the contestants of the sombrero and camisilla contests.]

Here we see some of the contestants of the sombrero and camisilla contests.


[A lot of people attend these contests.]

A lot of people attend these contests.


[The jury evaluates a sombrero pintado.]

The jury evaluates a sombrero pintado.


[This contest is open to women as well. They compete in the same category as men.]

This contest is open to women as well. They compete in the same category as men.


[A camisilla is examined by the jury.]

A camisilla is examined by the jury.


[This lady, a maker of sombreros de junco, received a commendation from the organizers for her long career making hats.]

This lady, a maker of sombreros de junco, received a commendation from the organizers for her long career making hats.


[The medal awarded to the winner of the camisilla contest is named in honor of a late artizan that made camisillas for decades.]

The medal awarded to the winner of the camisilla contest is named in honor of a late artizan that made camisillas for decades.


[The winner of this year shows his camisilla to our cameras.]

The winner of this year shows his camisilla to our cameras.


[Details of the winning shirt. It is a work of very high quality, rarely seen even at Las Tablas city.]

Details of the winning shirt. It is a work of very high quality, rarely seen even at Las Tablas city.


[Members of the organizing body and the winners pose for the official photo.]

Members of the organizing body and the winners pose for the official photo.


By:

Compa Wayo
2008-08-07

Every year, during the Santa Librada festivities at Las Tablas, there are contests held that award prizes to the best sombrero pintado, sombrero de junco and camisilla.

The best artizans of the region compete for several medals and commendations. These contests are among the top events in Panama, regarding folklore.


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