Gaucho Woman toby jug produced by La Riojana in the La Rioja Province of Argentina circa 1960. The Argentinian gaucho woman's, called la china from the Quechua, traditional role was centered on being a housewife and the continuity of the family lineage. Among her tasks were taking care of the ranch and her children, and cooking local dishes including locro, carbonada, puchero, sweets and mazamorra. She took care of the animals on the land, and tilled the land, cultivating the garden where she mainly planted vegetables. In addition, she wove ponchos and cloth, darned the pilchas and sifted the underpants with a kind of embroidery that the gaucho wore with pride. The gaucho woman today is a symbol of strength, resilience and fierceness, honored for her work and handicrafts.