National Dress of Peru – from an 8 year old boy

Here are some of my pictures of myself and others in traditional Peruvian clothing.
This old lady hid her face as it had a big birthmark.
Black means she is married.

A lady we met in Lima.

Traditional felt hats.
Traditional of a weaving lady.

We saw many ladies in these fine stitched hats and shirts.

Wearing a poncho and Peru cap.

The ladies wear felt hats.
She can wear bright clothes if she is not married.

More traditional clothes the ladies wear.

Little kids wear knitted outfits.

I am with the ladies of Amantani.
We stayed with a family on this Island
She is in the photo.

Traditional ladies of Taquili Island.

This is a chief’s cap.

the men do the knitting and dress like this in the mountains.

A few traditional pieces of clothing.

Here we get a lesson on what the men and women wear.
It is very complicated and means different things.

This is a single mans cap – you can tell by the white.
If you wear the tassel at the side you are free.
If it is at the back, you have a girlfriend or Fiancee.

This man’s belt is made by the woman.
She collects her hair from birth.
She knits it into the belt.
Then she weaves a pattern.
This tells a story of the past and future.
Like how many babies she wants!

This is a chief’s cap and a bag to collect coca leaves.

Me again with a chiefs hat and the coca bag.

National Dress of Colombia, South America from a 7 year old

We had fun today trying a few different Zarape or Poncho styles on.
The sombrero or Vueltiao were all a bit big, so we settled for  this one Wayuu instead.

Here are a few people we found dressed traditionally in the streets.
Traditional Colombian dress.
Traditional Colombian dress.

Presidential guard at the palace.

A lovely Colombian lady in traditional dress.

National Dress of Panama, Central America from a 7 year old

Here is me with one of the hand-made shirts.
The hat is also national dress.
Here the locals wear a lot of stuff with Panama on it.
They are proud of their country.
The ladies behind are called Kuna.
They bind their legs and arms.
They wear unusual national dress. 
Here are two Kuna ladies we met at church too.
The Kuna weave masks – we are wearing them here. 
Here I am in a Panamanian house.
The man wears a traditional Panama hat.
See all the decorations.
These were nice and kind people.

National Dress of USA, North America from a 7 year old

We had a bit of trouble getting a USA National Dress.
So here are a few dress up times in this country.
Here we are dressed for a luau in Kauai.
I am dressed as a Shaker Boy.

Here is a USA typical Baseball outfit – (thanks to Tina!)

National Dress of Fiji, South Pacific from a 7 year old

Here I am wearing Fijian national boys dress:
– Pocket Sulu
– Sandals
– Bula Shirt
The tapa cloth in the back is very very old and made from mulberry trees. 
The weapon is a neck breaker – used by cannibals!

What people in different countries wear

This is my friend Marissa and I dressed up at the school disco.

On Saturday night we had our school disco.

We had to dress up to represent different nationalities.

We had Indians Squaws, Chinese girls, Mexican boys, Spanish Flamenco dancers, English knights, American rappers, and lots more.

I went as an Aussie Beach Surfer Dude – cos I want to be a professional surfer when I grown up.

I have an Australian bucket hat, rashie swim top, board shorts, 
sweatband, a money belt bag, and even Aussie socks on!

So then I got talking with Mum.

And we had a great idea!

I am going to find out the traditional clothes people wear in each country we visit on our BIG trip, and I am going dress up in them. 

I might even wear a Scottish kilt – no it is not a skirt – so no laughing at me!

Finding each countries national dress will be one of the main sections of my blog (like hunting for BIG things), and also it will be good homework for me.

If I can’t get to dress up myself, then I will take a photo of me with people from that country in their national dress.

This picture of me playing the drums with the Fijian native man 
is used on the Rydes Hideaway Fiji Web-site.  
I got to be a kid model with my friend Kasia.

This is me with my Nanny in her traditional Fiji dress.
She wore a different colour one every day.  She was always happy too.

So keep a look out for me dressed in all sorts of funny clothes!

What is your National dress?