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Panama

Images of the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama
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polleras-y-montunos

The Pollera is the most beautiful and admired national costume of the Americas.
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  • Ornaments or “tembleques”

    The ornaments, tembleques for the hair are exquisite. A large tortoise shell comb embellished with pearls and gold is worn on top of the head and resembles a crown. Photo by Luis Vaz.
  • Ground cloth

    The experts agree that the ground cloth must be white and the 12 yards of material required can be fine linen, cambric or voile. Photo by Allan Hawkins
  • The motifs

    The motifs may be formed by birds, flowers, fruit, vines, garlands or native designs.
  • Hand-sewn applique

    The height of elegance is achieved when these designs are executed in talco en sombra which is hand-sewn applique however, they can be also created in cross stitch or embroidery. Photo by Luis Vaz.
  • Cost of the gala costumes

    The cost of the gala costumes runs into hundreds and sometimes, thousands of dollars, depending on the hand work involved. Picture by Luis Vaz..
  • Basic pieces of the pollera

    The basic pieces of the pollera are the gown or upper part, the skirt or lower part and the petticoat or underskirt. Photo by Luis Vaz.
  • Gown or blouse

    The gown or blouse consists of two ruffles, applique or embroidered in favored color and design edged with valencienne lace and gracefully draped from handmade thread lace insertion at the neckline. Photo by Luis Vaz.
  • Centered pom-poms

    Wool is woven in and out of the insertions and two big pom-poms are centered at the chest and back. The wool must be the same color as the shoes, which are heel-less and made from velvet or satin. Photo by Anel gomez.
  • The skirt

    The skirt is two wide pieces ornamented with the chosen motif and joined together with insertion and bordered with insertion and lace. It is very fully gathered on a waist band.
  • The gold hairpin

    The gold hairpins and tembleques is the key piece, which are quivering pins and worn in pairs, are placed on the head to give the appearance of a radiant halo.
  • Graceful streamers

    Four wide ribbons hang from the waist, two in the center front and two in the back״ they are called gallardetes, meaning graceful streamers.Photo by Alfredo Maiquez
  • The petticoat

    The petticoat is often as elaborate as the skirt but is always pure white and the trimming is hand-made thread lace.
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    The jewelry adorning the neck usually consists of a pearl or coral rosary, a flat gold chain or cadena chata a chain of gold coins and a gold cross on a black velvet ribbon worn as a choker. Photo by Charlie's.
  • La Pollera in carnaval

    Four days before Ash Wednesday are carnival days and La Pollera comes into its own.
  • Gown or blouse

    La Pollera has to be seen to appreciate the work and imagination that produces this loveliest of dresses. Photo by Luis Vaz
  • Grace and enchantment

    The grace and enchantment of the Panamanian women is never more in evidence that when she is wearing La Pollera.

Casco-Viejo

Images of Casco Viejo also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe
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wildlife

Flora and Fauna of Panama
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Scenery

Beautiful scenes from Panama
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centennial-bridge

Centennial Bridge (Spanish: Puente Centenario) is a major bridge crossing the Panama Canal
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Past-and-Present

Images of Panmama then and now
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Native-Population

Images of the community of Indians in Panama
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Interior

Panama's Interior is a stunning mixture of mountain towns and pristine land
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Colon

Images from Colón, sea port on the Caribbean Sea (Atlantic) coast of Panama
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Chiriqui

Images from the second most developed province in the country
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vasco-nunez-de-balboa

Situated along Balboa Avenue
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Panama-Canal

Images of the Panama Canal
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    1 Comment

  1. Wow Thanks so much for this information. This is my first time in Panama and this really helps. It makes me feel connected.

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