National Geographic : 1936 Mar
A SMILING BRIDE DONS ALL THE FAMILY'S SKIRTS! Elaborate weddings are the rule in Lagartera. The outer skirt covers many others, accumulated by the girl's relatives. Jewels and tinsel embroid eries encrust her tight velvet bodice, which will be partly hidden by the lace mantilla being draped over her head when she goes to church. Photographs byJ.Ortiz Echagiie A GODEY PRINT COMES TO LIFE From the front, these hats suggest certain 19th-century styles. Women of Montehermoso make them of straw and adorn them with colored wool, ribbons, shiny buttons, and round mirrors. The kerchief isafashion which probably originated in thewomen's veils worn during the Moorish invasion.