I recently spent two weeks on a mission trip to Bolivia. While there, I spent a lot of time working among the native people and getting to know their traditions. They are hard working, lovely people. This painting shows a Bolivian women in her traditional dress walking home from the market. She carries most of her purchases in her shawl, along with her child.
The women from this particular region of Bolivia all wear fedora hats everywhere they go. They wear sandals with leggings in the colder weather along with a pleated skirt. They usually wear a full length apron over it with a sweater. They top off their ensemble with a colorful shawl which they use to carry their belongings and small children. These women are everywhere, and they are a joy to watch as they go about their lives.