Guayabera, . Cuba
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The typical Cuban dress is the Guayabera. A garment that although in the opinion of many is in abeyance, the dress is the most delicate and fine that may look Cubans. This for some time gaining ground in our population and especially in the young audience that in order to be cool, added it to their wardrove, now with other styles.
The Guayabera is a vest of cuban origin, used by farmers, it is said that use it on important dates brings wisdom, but it is also used occasionally. Today it is popular throughout the world thanks to the presence of our ministers with the garment carrier of our idiosyncrasy, which emphasizes the sense of property of the Cubans. Among the characteristics that distinguish it is that is light, fresh and beautiful. Their main colors are white, beige, and yellow. Can be made with tucks, buttoned, and often with embroidery. The sleeves are long or small, so is adjustable for any occasion.
The guayaberas add elegance to a diplomatic reception or a green field, and women also have adapted to meet their needs for clothing fashion. Its origin, presumably, is an andalusian tailor who worked in an old house in the River Yayabo, in Sancti Spiritus in the 18th century. It started selling shirts with long collars and decorated only by large pockets on both sides. The price was affordable and the locals found it ideal for the climate because of its light weight and bombacha it soon became widespread use. In the beginning were called yayaberas by the name of the place.
The current name of this garment is owe to a green-skinned fruit with pink flesh that was popular among the people of the fields on this central portion of the country, the guava. As a legend told peasants filled their big pockets of their new shirts with these fruits, which is why the garment of the andalusian tailor came to be called guayabera.
At the beginning only peasant used ut, but with time and imagination of the Cuban seamstresses and tailors, were added to it other features that led to the acceptance of all. In his first splendor, the guayabera was wearing with a red silk scarf tied around the neck that soon became popular throughout Cuba.
Later, the veterans of the War of Independence took the white linen guayabera as a symbol of patriotism and nationalism, lighting a flag and a medal with a pin in his chest that were identified as mambisas. Today the young people identified as being in fashion, thanks to arrangements made by seamstresses with creativity that makes this a garment feature identity of the inhabitants of this island, a symbol of Cuban identity.
Later, the veterans of the Independence War took the white linen guayabera as a symbol of patriotism and nationalism, lighting a flag and a medal with a pin in their chest that identified them as mambisas. Today young people identified it as being in fashion, thanks to arrangements made by seamstresses with creativity that makes this a garment an identitary feature of the inhabitants of this island, a symbol of Cuban identity