Regional Female Custome: the "manteo"
The “manteo” is the popular costume with which women in Cebreros used to dance the typical Jota Cebrereña at the Rondón Traditional Dance. It is composed of white cotton traditional knickers, petticoats with a decorative lace, doublet or bodice, a blouse (with embroidery and lace in the neckline and the sleeves), a slip and a “manteo” (an embroidered skirt which is usually decored with sequins), black velvet apron, white crochet stockings, low black shoes, a waist pouch and a Manila shawl. They wear the hair up and decorated with a bow. In the past, the “manteo” was the wedding dress and it has been transmitted from generation to generation. The chests of the houses are usually occupied by these jewels on incalculable value. The “manteo” uses to be red, green or yellow with folds called “alforzas” and openings that are closed with a sash. Some “manteos” are decorated with felt trimmed borders, so they are called “picados”; other “manteos” are decorated with embroidery or sequins.
The traditional day of dressing the “manteo” is Tuesday.
Regional Male Custome
The male costume is the popular suit with which men in Cebreros used to dance the typical Jota Cebrereña at the Rondón Traditional Dance. It is composed by black cloth trousers without fly and buttoned at sides, black vest, short black jacket, white linen shirt, a hat called “pirolo”, a red sash, black boots and black cloth cape from where another short cape comes out.