Friday, December 16, 2011

Panama Polleras

I am linking up with Scenic Sunday and click to see my Camera Critter post at the El-Nispero-zoo-Panama

I am skipping around some showing our last night in Panama, our tour guide arranged a special dinner at the Miraflores Lock at the Panama Canal. After a great dinner we were treated to a show which was a group of Panamanians doing their traditional dance with their beautiful costumes.




The women's costumes are called Polleras, it is said this dress is the most admired and beautiful costumes of the Americas. There are tales saying that the Polleras are copied from a gypsy dress in Spain at the time of the conquest of Peru and was brought to Panama by servants of the colonial families.










Each female dancer had a different color dress, shoes to match, jewelry and the ornments to decorate their hair was also gorgeous. The hair piece called a tembleques is made of a tortoise shell comb embellished with pearls and gold and is worn on top of the head and resembles a crown or a halo.

Watching the men and the women dance was just lovely as was the music they played. It was a wonderful time on last night of our trip. We met nice people on our tour and everyone got along great during the whole week we were together.


To see more wonderful scenes from around the world please visit Scenic Sunday.. Thanks to the Holley's for hosting Scenic Sunday. And thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

63 comments:

  1. What gorgeous costumes! I love to see such dancing.

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  2. Hi Eileen, I love the traditional constumes on your trip to Panama.

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  3. What a show...after a great didder!!!
    VERY NICE COSTUMES!
    Nice video...
    Thank you for sharing Eileen!

    BShell

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  4. Beautiful costumes!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. What a treat to end your tour. Their dresses are beautiful .

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  6. The costumes are really beautiful, Eileen! Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

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  7. Great post. I learned something. Panama is a country whose country I know nothing about. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. lovely pictures you have here..wish to see this in person in the future..appreciate your visit in my blog...

    more photos of my spain trip in my other travel blogs..

    See The World
    Travel Euroasia
    Europe Travel Pad

    have a wonderful weekend and a merry Christmas too!

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  9. Beautiful costumes. Looks like a fun time in Panama! Great trip!

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  10. This was interesting as well as nice to look at. Panama is on my list of places I would like to visit.
    nellie

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  11. This is a special costume and with nice colors.
    I learned something new today:-)

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  12. What a lovely treat! I love their costume. Nice shots.

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  13. did you buy a dress for souvenir?

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  14. Indeed the dresses are so lovely and festive! This kind of cultural dance is really fun to watch!

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  15. I wished I had a dress like that ! really very beautiful ! Far nicer than the Flamengo dancers !

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  16. the dancing...the traditional costumes....what wonderful pictures. Lovely experience to be there and see all of this with your own eyes. Nice post. genie

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  17. I love their costumes and dancing :)

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  18. Wonderful costumes. They look very different.

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  19. Panama is one of my very favorite places on this earth. My father was in the military and we lived there when I was a little girl. I remember walking outside to monkeys on trees, toucans and parakeets looking down at me and warm weather...lush greens, large caterpillars and beautiful beaches. We had a boat with a cabin and every weekend we would go to the islands with another family and have bonfires on the beaches at night and eat watermelon. The hermit crabs would come up and try to take little bites of the pieces we set down. Wonderful memories. Those pictures are beautiful...Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane!

    Merry Christmas!

    Kristine

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  20. Oh and I am following you now...I want to see where else you go!

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  21. beautiful pics! hope you have a great week :)

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  22. That must have been such a lot of fun. I love music and dance and gorgeous gowns!

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  23. How beautiful, Eileen! I love those colourful dresses. It certainly is a brilliant show, I've never seen these dresses before! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week and a great Christmas time.

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  24. I wish you an Holy Merry Christmas full of God´s blessings, peace and harmony!
    HUGS
    BShell

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  25. What lovely costumes. Have a good Christmas and I look forward to following you in 2012.

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  26. Hi Eileen -- I know this wasn't meant as a Holiday post, but I was just thinking how joyful it is and so it is perfect for this week.

    I hope you and yours have a perfect Christmas. Thanks for sharing the joy!

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  27. Wonderful story linked with the beautiful dresses Eileen. The History of why something is enriches the experience I feel...

    wishing you a truly wonderful 2011 Christmas and a fabulous 2012 with many wonderful Journeys to experience included.

    from magda and crew in australia

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  28. trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!

    cheers!
    ...TREK...

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  29. Eileen what a neat post. Merry Christmas

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  30. oh, I love watching those native dance and traditional costumes, their dresses surely are awesome, must be very delightful watching them as they sway to the tunes.

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  31. I thank you for your support…and your friendship.
    BShell

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  32. My sister was in Panama last month and LOVED it. We have added it to our list. Happy New Year! XOL

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  33. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  34. I have a womans hat that I bought in Peru a couple of years ago. Those skirts reminded me of it. They should fit together. :)

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  35. Wow..those dresses are fancy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your travel to broaden my mind.

    Happy New Year!

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  36. trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  37. What a treat for me for you to share these wonderful images! Wishing you a happy new year!

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  38. What beautiful dresses and jewelry/hair ornaments the women are wearing! I enjoyed your mini-video also. You Panama trip sounds fantastic! My husband and I took a 3-week Panama Canal cruise in Dec. 09 but we were not allowed to get off the ship in Panama unless we had already purchased tickets @$200 for a rainforest tour. But it was really cool going through the locks and learning so much about the history of the building of the canal.

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  39. I like the costumes, so beautiful!

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  40. What always strikes me that S-America has such a rich history and beautiful art, yet the people live in so much poverty. Love your header!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  41. Great swinging Polleras. tQ for the pixz & video. Happy New Year 2012.

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  42. What a fun colorful post..how exciting you could see this! Your right, they are pretty and must be fantastic up close. Well, wishing you a safe weekend and a bright New Year!!

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  43. I have been enjoying the photos on your other blogs. Your bird shots are really impressive.

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  44. These dancers' costumes are absolutely beautiful. I have enjoyed seeing your Panama pictures.

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  45. I enjoyed the little snippet of the music and dancing. It must have been quite the trip!
    Enjoy your week.

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  46. Great photos, Eileen. One can definitely see the Spanish influence on the Panamanian culture.

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  47. ...makes me want to go dancing right now ;-)

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  48. This will be a night to remember Eileen. i hope to look back at your previous posts. You must have had a wonderful trip!

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  49. Wow, this looks like a great trip ! I always have fun watching dances of other cultures.

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  50. Do you remember the Ship Rena that went aground in our water three months ago? It has split into two, almost sunk completely and littering the sea and beach with containers and food stuff.

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  51. I love the costumes. It must have been a wonderful dinner and dance!

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  52. We were in Solomon's for 2 hrs. quick down & back. Where do you live, write me at my email ~ blushing_rose_boutique@yahoo.com

    I told hubby I should have thought to contact you & see where you were for a quick pop in ... hindsight is always great tho.

    Love the Panama pics ... you so beautifully capture everything.

    Have an awesome week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  53. that must have been great fun!

    what lovely costumes, i love your photos.

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  54. Oooo my driend, the video is so little:((
    Wonderful photos, costumes, everythings!!!!
    Thank you!
    Many kisses

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