Kapac Qolla dancers distributing gifts to crowd from raised platform at Virgen del Carmen festival , 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). The distribution of gifts to the awaiting crowds is a popular part of the festival, and symbolises the generosity of the Virgen being shared among everyone present.
Photograph ID: Paucartambo2009D135
Photo © James Brunker, Magical Andes Photography
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