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Large-collared shirt that fastens with ribbons. Over this is the vest, with velvet front panels. There is a sash around the waist, and breeches with legs that balloon down to the knee. On the head would be a black velvet bullfighter’s hat.

The fabrics and cut indicate that this would have been worn in warm climates, such as in the Levante and eastern Andalusia regions of Spain. The garments were typical among workers, identifying them as stall holders or orange sellers in Spanish markets. It is a widely held belief that these breeches are of Arabic origin, but they were probably a variant of voluminous undergarments, as similar examples were found in other regions.

Details

  • Title: Traditional costume from Murcia
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location Created: Jabalí Viejo (Murcia), Spain
  • Type: Regional dress
  • Rights: Museo del Traje CIPE
  • Medium: Cotton, silk

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