A dancer in the traditional dress of Nicaragua - Image by bill_bly_ca - flickr

A dancer in the traditional dress of Nicaragua - Image by bill_bly_ca - flickr


Traditional dress of Nicaragua is so marvelous and colorful, although it is not in daily usage these days, but it is commonly observed in the festive ceremonies and cultural dances of Nicaragua.These cultural and traditional dances are mostly being eliminated in their original forms but still they are not completely disappeared. The dancers normally wear such traditional costumes of Nicaragua those were created throughout the country and they were having the valuable illustration of regional traditions that helped shape Nicaragua’s festive and colorful side.

Traditional costume of Nicaragua during folk dance - Image by welshkaren
Traditional costume of Nicaragua during folk dance – Image by welshkaren

In the Las Inditas dance which is normally performed in the traditional festivities of Masaya, the women wear the white dress with red ribbon, as well as other decoration in the braided hair and a basket on top of the head. It represents the hard-working women in this town. Similarly, in the traditional clothing of mestizo or indigenous women, the dress is white with colorful lines on the upper and bottom parts.

A dancer in the traditional dress of Nicaragua - Image by bill_bly_ca - flickr
A dancer in the traditional dress of Nicaragua – Image by bill_bly_ca – flickr

Mestizaje Costumes, both for the men and women, demonstrate the prominent Spanish influence on the Nicaraguan clothes. The countrymen costumes of the Northern parts of Nicaragua comprise of long-sleeved shirts for the women wrapped around their bodies, with a large kerchief at the top. The men wear long white trousers with  a white shirt, and a scarf around their necks.

The countrymen traditional clothing from Nicaragua - Image by ejglalala -flickr
The countrymen traditional clothing from Nicaragua – Image by ejglalala -flickr

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