Spanish Peinetas are decorative hair combs sometimes worn under a mantilla, or lace veil. The Peineta is also an important element worn by Flamenco dancers by inserting the teeth of the peineta into their hair bun. The origin of the peineta goes back to the 19th century in Spain.
The forerunner of the typical Spanish “flamenco costume” is found in the eighteenth century working clothes worn by peasants and gypsies at livestock markets. These women wore modest, ruffled calico gowns to work. Over the years two or three ruffles finishing the bustle became the fashion. See map of Spanish traditional dress at www.floatingpenguin.co.uk/from-humble-to-worldwide.htm
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