The pollera is a traditional costume of Panama worn by women. It originally came from Spain during colonial times. It is basically a blouse and long skirt, which in Panama acquired its own characteristics. 

There are two styles of polleras found in Panama. One is the traditional urban pollera which is the more ornate costume. The montuna is the dress traditionally worn in the interior (country) and is paired with the traditional panama hats, braided hair and calico type skirts.


"Hermanas' captures two sisters waiting to dance at a rural festival in Ocu, Panama. This image comes in three sizes printed on canvas or paper.


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