The Clothes of the Masses
Aside from jewelry, expensive fabrics like piña were used by the rich to display wealth. But this does not mean the poor did not know how to dress well.
Almost every poor Indio had at least one set of special attire for special occasions such as for going to church every Sunday. Men generally owned one fine shirt, one fine pantaloon, and one pair of shoes. Women on the other hand invested in at least one fine Camisa, a veil, at least two sayas, and at least two pairs of slippers. Poverty was never an excuse not to look good.
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