The Dress of the Bailaoras in Spain
This magnet souvenir from Spain may be described as charming. It is evocative of not only Spanish culture, but also of Spanish dance and music. Therefore, if you were a witness to any of this, it is sure to put you in a good mood. The color is also something worth noting as it is quite Spanish, it is not your ordinary everyday red. This is the kind of dress that bailaoras, that is the women who dance flamenco, usually wear in their presentations.
Flamenco Dance in Detail
By all means, the dress is one flamenco's most attractive features. As a matter of fact, it has not changed much for more than a hundred years. Its origins can be traced back to the late Nineteenth century. It has a rural origin as it was worn by the pueblerinas, or young women from the villages when they traveled to the city to sell goods from the land. Gypsy women also wore this kind of dress, especially during social celebrations. In the Twentieth century, the dress was shortened to keep up with the new fashion trends. Also, nowadays it comes in different colors, and you can find short and long sleeved models. If you are interested to know about the history of this dress, don't miss the International Salon of Flamenco Fashion that takes places in Seville every year. There, you'll have the opportunity to know new designs from celebrated fashion designers. All in all, this is great travel souvenir to take back home.