"and of the charro all spangled and trimmed with silver braid, the seams of their trousers done with silver shells"
Charros in San Pedro Tláhuac, Mexico
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeCharros in San Pedro Tláhuac, Mexico - Credit: Yavidaxiu

The charro is a traditional type of horseman, originally from the Jalisco region of central-western Mexico. They are known for their colourful traditional costumes and their participation in the coleadero y charreada, a specific type of Mexican rodeo. 

 

Charros in Tampico, Mexico (c. 1920s)
Public DomainCharros in Tampico, Mexico (c. 1920s) - Credit: Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress)