National Geographic : 1936 Mar
NO FANCY-DRESS COSTUMES ARE THESE They are the traditional attire for the women of Montehermoso. Bright colors adorn the mantelets and the skirts, which are wider than they are long. The top-heavy hats sometimes are worn while the women work. Often the elaborate garments are handed down from mother to daughter. Photographs byJ.Urtiz tchague HER SKIRT ISFOR LOOKS, NOT COMFORT Montehermoso, in western Spain, isoneofthefew places inthecountry where the old regional costume still prevails initsoriginal style. The town's remoteness has helped preserve the bell-shaped skirt, low, slipperlike shoes, and silken kerchief for thehead.