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Christmas in the Andes

The girls all braid their hair and put on their finest brocade skirts and hats. The boys put on their nicest ski masks and leather chaps and affix a dead bird to the top of their noggins.

Lele Saveri  Takanakuy - The fighting festival of Peru

Lele Saveri Takanakuy - The fighting festival of Peru

"Takanakuy" is a Quechua word mostly meaning "fighting", and I also heard overthere "when the blood is boiling". It reflects very well whats going on once a year during xmass time in Santo Tomas (a remote village in the high Andes, province of Chumbivilca, Peru) where communities are celebrating this important ritual fighting.

"Takanakuy" is a Quechua word mostly meaning "fighting" or "when the blood is boiling".

LANGOSTA

Natale sulle Ande

Christmas in the Andes

QARAWATANNA

Natale sulle Ande

Christmas in the Andes

QARA CAPA

Natale sulle Ande

Christmas in the Andes

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