This poster was created to promote French travel to the Spanish city of Cordoba by artist Ricardo Anaya. A woman is dressed in a bright "traje de flamenca" while holding a decorative fan highlighting the architecture of the city, both hallmarks of traditional dress in this southern region of Spain. In her hair is a "peineta", which is a large decorative comb usually worn under a "mantila", or lace head covering.
The city of Cordoba was once a Roman citadel, which went on to become a major Muslim religious city during the Middle Ages. One of the most renowned sites in Cordoba is its La Mezquita mosque, which dates back to 784 AD and is highlighted in this poster as a "unique mosque".
Unfortunately, there is little known about the artist Ricardo Anaya although he did create several posters for Cordoba in the early 1960s.
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