The following photos were provided by Richard Castillo who lives in Oakland, CA, and is very much into Italian folklore and traditional costumes. He has collected numerous pictures of Italian regional folk costumes that he would like to share with various Italian organizations.
Richard says, “It seems as though not enough is done in promoting our folk costumes, and my wish is to bring the costumes to the forefront.” His goal is to promote our Italian heritage by promoting the folk costumes to the Italian American museums and various Italian centers so they can also promote the folk costumes.
Since many IFAFA members are involved with Italian Community Centers, you are invited to contact Richard who will gladly email photos to you from his collection. His email address is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. You may also contact him if you have a personal interest in costumes from a particular region; you do not need to be a member of an Italian Community Center to request photos.