The sellers of zacate, or forage grass, were the protagonists of much of the Philippine costumbrista interest in the second half of the 19th century . Their characteristic appearance and attire made them popular in prints, watercolors and paintings, becoming, along with the women dressed in the typical dress of the province of Bulacán, the most widespread types during the 19th century.
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