I post this without comment. These are some bananas for sale here at Rome, on March 8, 2020. You might want to keep this in mind the next time you shop. I can authoritatively say, as a Cultural Anthropologist who has studied South American cultures, that I do not recognize the habit worn by the Chiquita girl in this photo as anything from Ecuador.
11 thoughts on “Chiquita: Signs of the times”
Head dress looks oriental, maybe Muslim.
Wow! Is that a Franciscan, Minimas, Poor Claires, or Carmelite Habit? Reminds me of La “Chiquitunga”, Maria Guggiari Echeverría, the first Carmelite Blessed from Paraguay and the second of all of Latinamerica 🙂
Do recommend her 4 part documentary “Jazmines del Alma” (spanish only) and free on Youtube.
I can assured you it is not the habit of any Nun. The tassle gives it away. The facial veil too.
I thought the Catholic faith in Ecuador was strong. But not strong enough to counter American corporate Fascism?
Chiquita is an American company, and they have run Latin American countries like plantations. So facism is not something foreign to them.
Girl with a Pearl Earing, by Vermeer:
Anthony, you are an Art expert!
Time to renounce these bananas.
It’s “The Girl With the Pearl Earring” by Jan Vermeer. I have no idea how that is relevant to bananas.
That is a scary foretelling. Thank you for fair warning.
Some take their banana labels very seriously:
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