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Costumbrismo

Costumbrismo

Costumbrismo refers to the literary or pictorial interpretation of local everyday life, mannerisms, and customs, primarily in the Hispanic scene. The view may be simplified and romanticized. Originating in Spain in the 19th century it expanded to America and set roots in Central and South America incorporating indigenous elements.

Costumbrista museums deal with folklore and local art and costumbrista festivals celebrate local customs and artisans and their work.

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