Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spanish Cantinieres

This photo just turned up in a search. Here are two Cantineres and a soldier of the Volunteers of Catalonia from 1860 . The conflict was the Guerra de Africa 1859-1860.

 For anyone trying to recreate the costume, there's good detail of the trouser cuffs on the cantiniere on the left. It also look like some kind of stiffened underskirt like a crinoline was worn.

Here is an image of a Cantiniere from the same conflict.


  1. Never heard of the Spaniards having cantinieres before. Thanks for posting this.

    1. Yep! Some of my past blog entries have images form the Carlist Wars and Spanish actions in Africa in the early 1900s.