Traditional costume from La Alberca (Salamanca)


Museo del Traje, Madrid

Museo del Traje, Madrid
Madrid, Spain

Shirt with sleeves and cuffs embroidered in black with a crochet finish in the same color. Over this, a doublet fitted close to the body with a drawstring tie. On the bottom, a long, plain skirt with another one in purple cloth over the top and finished off with four false underskirts in various colors, decorated with strips of black velvet and pink ribbon overlaid with metallic lace. Over this is an apron decorated in the same way to frame the jewellery. The head is adorned with a cotton bonnet with colored ribbons.

The La Alberca dress suit features the largest amount of jewellery and was only used for special occasions. The few remaining suits can be seen on August 15 and 16, a time known as ""Diagosto"", when the Feast of the Assumption is celebrated. The suit showcases the jewellery, so the woollen layer or apron is decorated in such a way that it frames the length of the long necklaces. The outfit is full of symbolic, protective elements, not only in the jewellery but also in the clothing and how it is arranged.


  • Title: Traditional costume from La Alberca (Salamanca)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location Created: La Alberca (Salamanca), Spain
  • Type: Regional dress
  • Rights: Museo del Traje CIPE
  • Medium: Wool, silk, linen, cotton, porcelain, glass, silver, coral

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