"dancing a Spanish shawl dance"

Flamenco
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This is flamenco.  Traditional flamenco dancers use shawls, castanets and fans as props.  

 

 

The manton de manilla, originally from China, is an ornate silk shawl, often with extravagant fringes and embroidered flowers.