bombin hat avaBolivian traditional bombin hats – charming bowlers the local women balance right on the tops of their heads – are accessories with a very unusual history. In most cases, the traditional clothing develops along with the society where it’s used or is adopted from colonizers, new settlers, etc, but this hat was incorporated into Bolivian folk clothing culture sort of accidentally. It’s amazing how a mishap can turn into a fresh and beautiful tradition.

Bolivia avaCholita traditional outfit in Bolivia has come a long way from a dress worn by the poorest indigenous women to a respectable and costly status attire. The modern young girls turn to cholita costume more and more often and spend hundreds of dollars on authentic garments produced by the local artisans from local materials. And that’s a great example of the folk dress becoming fashionable and trendy clothing. Well done, Bolivia!

Cholitas avaThe latest fashion trends in Bolivia show that the folk outfits are gaining popularity in this country. For years, the traditional costumes of the indigenous Aymara people were something that marked them out as second-class citizens. But today, Bolivians wear these folk dresses (and modern outfits stylized under Aymara clothes) with style and pride. By the way, this is a worldwide tendency – old folk clothing traditions are back in fashion.