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Traditional Attire Contest at Guarare


[Member of the jury who evaluated the attire worn by the contestants.]

Member of the jury who evaluated the attire worn by the contestants.


[The contestants not only wear the clothes, they also represent a traditional work. This one is showing the process of throwing a fishnet.]

The contestants not only wear the clothes, they also represent a traditional work. This one is showing the process of throwing a fishnet.


[One of the male contestants separates the corn grains as part of his performance during the event.]

One of the male contestants separates the corn grains as part of his performance during the event.


[The four winners of the male contest (work attire)]

The four winners of the male contest (work attire)


[Many people enjoy this traditional event.]

Many people enjoy this traditional event.


[A girl performing her act for the contests. She is representing a visit to the local traditional healer.]

A girl performing her act for the contests. She is representing a visit to the local traditional healer.


[Another contestant uses the

Another contestant uses the "pilon", a device used to peel rice.


[Girl performing the task of bringing food and beverage to her husband who works on the fields.]

Girl performing the task of bringing food and beverage to her husband who works on the fields.


[Woman dressed in the traditional way of attending mass.]

Woman dressed in the traditional way of attending mass.


[A very rare pollera, made more than a hundred years ago in Chinese silk.]

A very rare pollera, made more than a hundred years ago in Chinese silk.


[Coleta shirt contestants. This type of shirt is used for parties and special events.]

Coleta shirt contestants. This type of shirt is used for parties and special events.


[A contestant shows the quality of his Coleta shirt to the jury.]

A contestant shows the quality of his Coleta shirt to the jury.


[A Panamanian campesino from La Colorada de Santiago performs a saloma while carrying a motete on his back.]

A Panamanian campesino from La Colorada de Santiago performs a saloma while carrying a motete on his back.


[The last competition was the Pollera Montuna for festivities.]

The last competition was the Pollera Montuna for festivities.


[A pollera montuna is evaluated by the contest' s jurors.]

A pollera montuna is evaluated by the contest' s jurors.


[A contestan displays her beautiful montuna to our cameras.]

A contestan displays her beautiful montuna to our cameras.


By:

Marino Jaén Espinosa
2006-09-25

The contest is divided in four independent competitions: Male work attire, female work attire, male Coleta Shirt for celebrations, and Female Pollera Montuna for celebrations.

In addition to the contest, there are musical and artistic performances.


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