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How does a Santafesino paisano dress?

The clothing of the Santafesino countrymen has peculiarities that distinguish it. Tradition inherited from the gaucho that is still preserved in the fields.

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When you walk through the Santafesino countryside and go into  the farthest places of cities, towns and places, you discover a landscape in which the monotony of the green is only interrupted every time, with some  estancia  or chacra, where it is possible today to find the technological innovations necessary for the development of rural activity, but with the limitations imposed by the distance to the populated centers. In these establishments, the differences between owners and humble employees are perfectly distinguished. It is the latter that  keep the  customs  and traditions alive  of the inhabitants of our soil.

Getting up before dawn and  getting close to the stove  that gives the end of the day, looking for the freshness of well water in summer and always having “saddled” the mate in the wake of a lasting fire are part of the routine.  V  stretch in the same way for centuries, without modern attachments, too.

 Tradition that endures 

The countrymen of our  coastal  region wear, for their daily tasks , a very wide panties , usually black, fastened by a black or red belt and wide puller with pockets- Yeah .  They wear a  shirt topped by a silk handkerchief  that hangs like a triangle over their back, but on the front it simulates a tie inside their neck. Only for the holidays they wear a sack. Sometimes a  knotted poncho  is placed around the torso, but for the dancer they carry it over the shoulder. While footwear is the same for work as for special occasions, it is not the case with what covers your head. The  typical beret  or the flat top chambergo are replaced by a high top hat.

 Chinese  women wear  white blouses  with generous neckline and  lace, with wide sleeves or sleeveless according to the temperature.. They also wear a  scarf around the neck . Its skirt is wide with flaps, on white underpants and petticoat. A girdle to the waist and black or white  espadrilles  complete the outfit. For the holidays, white skirt with ribbons and tiptoe ornaments, and shoes with low heels are worn. The hairstyle is neat, divided the hair into two bands, braid it adorning it with flowers on the side.

Being present in some of the activities of our countrymen, whether it be the tasks in the countryside or the dancers, is a privilege that  the majority of the inhabitants of our province do not enjoy , because it is increasingly frequent for young people to leave their place of origin to search for in the city satisfying their cravings for progress. Those who decide to remain are those who allow us to persist the customs that gave  idiosyncrasy  to our people.

Publication Date: 10/08/2020

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