‘Deep in the Colombian Amazon, Yucuna indians stand dressed in traditional tribal attire for the Baile del Muñeco, or puppet dance, a celebration of the abundance of the Chontaduro fruit. While traditional indigenous customs are fast being lost throughout the Amazon jungle, here, far down the Caqueta river and few miles from the Brazilian border, traditions are still very much intact. The costumes are still made entirely from natural materials, predominantly tree bark, during this three day festival.’ Piers Calvert/National Geographic Photo Contest source
James I era personages a
See: Jacobean Types Royal, Military and Court Costumes from the time of James I on BibliOdyssey
Emilio Pucci 1964 cape from the Kyoto Costume Institute
Above: 2010 Vaqueiros / Brazil. The vaqueiros wear the handmade uniform of protective leather clothing necessary for roping cows amidst lethal thorns throughout the bush caatinga.
“Horsemen of the Americas”, is a personal study of a breed of man whose culture and relationship to its natural habitat has continued to adapt and evolve over 400 years. These working horsemen, though seldom recognized, have been a pillar of the economy and the history of the Americas since the time of the Conquest. In the United States and Canada these horsemen are called cowboys, in Mexico they are known as charros, in Ecuador as chagras, in Colombia and Venezuela as llaneros, in Peru as chalanes and qorilazos, in Chile they are called the huasos, Brazil has its pantaneiros and vaqueiros, and Uruguay and Argentina’s the gauchos.
A Senegalese Chief and his Griot (c.1904)
Vintage photographic postcard, c.1904, circulated in 1906 from Saint-Louis (Senegal) to Toulouse (France), undivided back, published by the photographer Edmond Fortier, Dakar.
From the Casas-Rodríguez Collection