National Geographic : 1921 Oct
©Publishers' Photo Service MOST ARGENTINE GAUCHOS PLAY THE GUITAR AND IMPROVISE WORDS FOR POPULAR AIRS The young lady in the audience is sipping her mate, the popular Paraguay tea. Distinguishing features ofthecostume ofthegaucho, orSouth American cowboy, are the wide, often brightly colored Turkish trousers, tucked into the boots, sombrero, white shirt, and scarf. Attheright are asados - sides of beef speared by metal shafts and stuck into the ground. A fire is built around, and while theroasting proceeds claret wine is poured over the meat. This form of barbecue is very popular in South America.