Aymara shaman blessing miniature house with alcohol at Alasitas festival, Puno, Peru
Many of the vendors in the market and the shamans come from Bolivia for the festival (this shaman is Bolivian). The practice of blessing things with alcohol is very common in the Andes and is called challa or ch'alla.
Photograph ID: PeruAlasitas2014D119
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