4 in WIDE
(10.16 cm WIDE)
Gift of Gloria Karina Arroyo

"Iconic to Ironic: Fashioning California Identity," OMCA Great Hall, March 15 - September 21, 2003

Photograph is in color, and shows (from left to right) Leslee Wooten, Gloria Karina Arroyo, Rosana Quintero, and Gladis Rivas. Leslee, Rosana, and Gladis are members of Gloria's quinceañera Court of Honor. The girls are standing in a group on a cement sidewalk, talking with one another. Photograph was taken prior to Gloria Karina Arroyo's quinceañera, and shows Gloria wearing dress 2002.91.1, and holding bouquet 2002.91.2.



A quinceañera is the celebration of a young woman's fifteenth birthday in Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central, or South American culture. The quinceañera symbolizes a young woman's transition into womanhood, and the event usually combines a special Catholic mass given in the young woman's honor with a larger formal reception for family and friends. This type of event may also be called the Fiesta Rosa (for example, in El Salvador).

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