856 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
A Charro Attire Exhibition
Origin and symbolic details of the Charro outfit
Location: 856 Willamette St. Eugene
Exhibition Dates: September 2nd to November 13th, 2022
Opening Reception: Sept 2, 5:30 to 7:45 pm
6:45-7:45 pm: Mariachi Monumental, Crafts & Tamales
Presented by: Comunidad y Herencia Cultural & Eugene Arte Latino
The Charrería tradition is known as the national sport of Mexico. It involves horsemanship, roping, and cattle work. Charrería dates back to the 1500s when the Spanish brought horses and cattle to the Americas. The large hacienda fields in Mexico provided a perfect landscape for the continuation of the tradition of agriculture and cattle raising which then shaped the culture of the Charro. To this day, Charrería remains vibrant in towns and cities across Mexico and in many parts of the United States, bringing families together to witness this iconic cultural tradition. The women’s participation in Charrería as Escaramuza symbolizes the important role of women during the Mexican Revolution, a reference to the skilled and strategic horsemanship they displayed on the battlefield. This exhibition blends attire from both the Charro and Escaramuza acknowledging the contributions that both continue to make within the Charreria tradition.
We appreciate all the support of Windowfront Exhibitions to make this exhibition possible.