The Jarabe Tapitío
POR JOSEFINA KAPP
The Mexican Hat Dance
It originally included singing and became widely spread all over Mexico up to around 1920 as a fashionable expression.
The typical male and female costumes to dance it were used one hundred years apart from each other. The China Poblana was the female servant outfit of the early to mid 1800's. The charro suit decorated with silver buttons, came about with the emergence of the Mariachi around 1930 after going through numerous evolutions, from the hacienda supervisors to the modern urban musicians.