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Traditional Attire

Traditional dresses of the many cultures that live in Panama.

[Thumbnail: Pinta mosquito hat's fabric.]

Pinta de Mosquito Hat

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

This traditional Panamanian hat is not as common as its cousin, the pintado hat. [More]

[Thumbnail: The tembleques]

The Tembleques

By: Tamara Ponce

Fundamental accesories of the pollera traditional dress. [More]

[Thumbnail: How to wash a pollera.]

How to Wash and Take Care of a Pollera

By: Tamara Ponce

A pollera is a valuable item. Keep reading in order to learn how to take proper care of it. [More]

[Thumbnail: Tonosiena dress shirt.]

Tonosiena or Guaniquena Dress Shirt

By: Tamara Ponce

This is a traditional shirt used for special ocassions. [More]

[Thumbnail: Voy y vengo hat]

Voy y Vengo Hat

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A variant of the work hat of the Panamanian farmer. [More]

[Thumbnail: medal awarded to the winning camisilla.]

Camisilla and Sombrero Contests at Las Tablas

By: Compa Wayo

These contests are held every year and the best pieces of traditional attire are awarded. [More]

[Thumbnail: Placement of the tembleques at the empollerada's head]

The Dressing of an Empollerada (Part III)

By: Tamara Ponce

Placement of the tembleques and the last details necessary of the correct display of the beautiful pollera. [More]

[Thumbnail: Jewels for the pollera]

The Dressing of an Empollerada (Part II)

By: Tamara Ponce

Description of the jewels worn with the pollera. [More]

[Thumbnail: View of a cutarra]

The Making of a Pair of Cutarras

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

The traditional footwear of the Panamanian peasant, the cutarras are also very appreciated handicrafts. [More]

[Thumbnail: Pigtail of an empollerada]

The Dressing of an Empollerada (Part I)

By: Tamara Ponce

How to correctly comb the lady's hair, and help her with the makeup, shirt and petticoats. [More]

[Thumbnail: Separating corn grains]

Traditional Attire Contest at Guarare

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

A part of the Festival de la Mejorana, this contest celebrates the way our country men and women dress for certain activities. [More]

[Thumbnail: Panamanian hat being made]

The Making of a Panamanian Traditional Hat

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Pictures illustrating the how a Sombrero Pintao is made. [More]

[Thumbnail: Jury examining a sombreo pintao]

Tipico Hats and Shirts Contest at Las Tablas

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa

Every year this contest award prizes to the best handmade traditional hats and shirts. [More]

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