Daira’s evangelical church apparently had a celebration of Panamanian culture, and Daira wore a pollera and tembliques [the hair adornment] made by her sister, Rufina. Rufina, as you know, is Minga’s second eldest daughter and Lily’s mother.
I’ve known Rufina since she was eight or nine years old, and it just occurs to me that I’ve seen many complex sewing projects like this completed for others, but I’ve never seen Rufina outfitted in one of her own creations. I emailed Lily to ask if she knows why. She said her mother loves to make beautiful clothes but does not like to dress up herself. Simple as that. 🙂