Fairest of the Tribe, San Blas Indian, Panama, R.P.

Material Information

Title:
Fairest of the Tribe, San Blas Indian, Panama, R.P.
Physical Description:
Photograph
Creator:
Post Photo Service
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )

Subjects

Genre:
Postcard

Notes

Abstract:
The caption on the back reads: "Dress of the San Blas Indian women of Panama is elaborate. Arranged sarong-like the skirt is a single piece of cloth wrapped around the waist. The blouse is made up of brightly colored pieces of cloth of varying shapes sewn in patterns of intricate geometric design of Indian significance. The shawl-like head-dress, huge disks hung from the ears, and nose rings of pure gold are worn from infancy. Thin legs are a mark of great beauty, thus the custom of binding their calves and ankles with strings of beads to keep them from developing properly."
Original Location:
Envelope File 2013

Record Information

Source Institution:
Panama Canal Museum
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.11.29
System ID:
AA00017052:00001