Mariachi music originally comes from the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It began as indigenous musicians began to incorporate Spanish instruments, and work on haciendas as entertainment. As the haciendas began to shrink and musicians were let go, they wandered and would play for a fee. Mariachis began to use the charro (Mexican cowboy) costume in the early 1900s. The music slowly evolved from peasant folk songs to an iconic status symbol of Mexico.