Masked Kapac Qolla dancer leading llama in cemetery , Paucartambo , 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 knitted woolen masks are called a waq'ollo.
Photograph ID: Paucartambo2009D200
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography
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Photograph size: 21.4 Mpixels (61.2 MB uncompressed) - 3776x5664 pixels (12.5x18.8 in / 32.0x48.0 cm at 300 ppi)
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