Masked Majeño characters on horseback at Virgen del Carmen festival , Paucartambo , Peru
The Majeños represent the merchants who in the colonial period used to bring alcohol (especially aguadiente, a sugar based spirit) from the Majes valley (near Arequipa) to the high Andes using mule trains, hence the red noses and drunken behaviour!
Photograph ID: Paucartambo2009D66
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography
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Photograph size: 22.0 Mpixels (63 MB uncompressed) - 3832x5748 pixels (12.7x19.1 in / 32.4x48.7 cm at 300 ppi)
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