Tipico Hats and Shirts Contest at Las Tablas
A view of the contestants and the public
The Pollera Queen enters to the contest area.
All details of the camisilla are examined by the jury.
A nice sombrero is evaluated.
After all the contestants are evaluated, the awards ceremony begins.
A contestant receives a prize for her junco hat.
The Sombrero Pintao, or Panamanian traditional hat, is a very important expression of our culture. There are several types, some used for work in the fields and some for wearing daily and in special events. It is ubiquitous all over the countryside in Panama.
The Camisilla is the formal shirt used in Panama for traditional dances, weddings and other important events. There are different styles according to the region.