Polleras of Panama

In Panama, handmade polleras are worn during festivals and celebrations. Currently it is the National Costume of Panama.   A The pollera is entirely hand sewn. Each pollera can cost  several thousand dollars and take up to a year to create. The gold and pearl mosquetas and tembleques that are worn with a pollera are generally passed down as heirlooms through generations.

Panama Celebrates!!!

On November 3, 1903, Panama separated from Colombia and became an independent country.  Today the country puts on its best traditional attire and takes to the street to commemorate this historic event.  Viva Panama!!!!