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A huaso, a Chilean countryman and skilled horseman, similar to cowboys, gauchos, and vaqueros, in a wheat field, 1940. Huasos typically wear a straw hat called a chupalla and a poncho called a manta or a chamanto. They are an important part of Chilean folkloric culture.

Photo credit: Toni Frissell