The costume, the second skin that wears a body with history, a people dedicated to its place, to his Minho. With “Grupo de Danças e Cantares de Perre” we can perceive that in this parish were different typologies and form of dress, that is, the way people dressed for different situations. Today it is called dress, in its own time the action is called dressing, protecting and adorning was what governed the use of the different forms and colors.
The variation comes from the function and the way each one lived his day to day life. If one went to the land or to another situation of work, the costumes were evidenced by the lightness of the colors and the formal simplicity: white, brown, shades that simplified and helped to protect of the arduous life of each one.
Already at festive time the bodies were covered with other colors and with other larger and more colorful forms.
Let's not forget the famous costume from Viana do Castelo with its reds and blues, which characterizes this geographical area. If with these costumes one felt a visual joy, there is also the need to adorn in other situations. Let us look at the bride costume, that made a contrast between the black and the sparkles of the beads.
However the way one lived day by day could also review the color that each one exposed in his clothes, like the darker shades that were used in situations of distance or by the death of someone close.
To talk about dress is to ramble across a wide range of emotional and social forms and relationships. A "body" with history, which covers itself from a past revisited. The group represents this and allows the public to have access, today, to what was the way of being of Perre, in its past.