I thought it was a a strip the willow figure with blue shirt and red shirts.
In the American west the dances with all males, the men who danced as
women wore a bandana or kerchief tied to the left wrist
I have danced this way in the intermountain west (read wyoming) with an apron.
>In frontier days men danced with each other when women were not >available. Accordng to an early settler in Texas, "The gentle sex >were few in number at the dance... Two men had to dance together to >make a set." Another account states that "due to the scarcity of >young women, a number of young bachelors who were either smooth >shaven or wore polished shoes were designated as ladies." There were >also "stag" dances with no women. "Heifer branded" men, those >dancing the woman's role, wore handkerchiefs tied around one >arm. At other times men dancing the role of the woman wore >aprons. Miners in the ><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//wiki/California_Gold_Rush>California >Gold Rush danced with one another if ladies were not available.