Kapac Qolla / Pablitos dancers on hillside above Sanctuary in morning mist during Qoyllur Riti festival, Peru
Kapac Qolla dancers traditionally represent merchants who used to come from the altiplano / Lake Titicaca region (Collasuyu was the Inca name for the southern quarter of their empire Tawantinsuyu). Llamas were traditionally used to transport goods, and often replaced by mules after the Spanish conquest. The intricately embroidered square hat on their shoulders is called an aqarapi.
Photograph ID: QoyllurRiti2010D293
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography
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