Chiquita: Signs of the times

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”

  1. Wow! Is that a Franciscan, Minimas, Poor Claires, or Carmelite Habit? Reminds me of La “Chiquitunga”, Maria Guggiari EcheverrΓ­a, the first Carmelite Blessed from Paraguay and the second of all of Latinamerica πŸ™‚

    Do recommend her 4 part documentary “Jazmines del Alma” (spanish only) and free on Youtube.


  2. It’s “The Girl With the Pearl Earring” by Jan Vermeer. I have no idea how that is relevant to bananas.


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