In Puerto Rico, women wear a so-called “bomba skirt” as a folk attire. The bomba skirt is a really extraordinary garment. The skirt and music genre, la bomba, derived from West African slaves in Puerto Rico. La bomba served as active resistance against slavery and was a symbol of spirituality.
The bomba costume consists of a long and wide flowing skirt, a blouse (often short and ruffled), and an optional headdress. The turban serves as a headpiece; young girls often use flowers in their hair instead.
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