My Peru - A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

A Guide to the Culture and Traditions of the Andean Communities of Peru

 

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Traditional Dances of Peru > Qhapaq Ch'unchu

 

Qhapaq Ch'unchu

These dancers represent native warriors from the Qosñipata jungle who have sworn loyalty to the Virgin and protect her as she is carried around the streets. They wear mesh masks and a brightly coloured headband adorned with jewels and feathers from jungle birds. They wear kilts (unkus) and carry a spear made from native chonta wood. The dancers are often accompanied by a monkey character (kusillo) who entertains the crowds.

Virgen de Carmen (Pisac) 2005

Photos of festival of Virgen de Carmen, Pisac, Cusco, Peru 16 July 2005

Virgen de Carmen (Pisac) 2005

Photos of festival of Virgen de Carmen, Pisac, Cusco, Peru 16 July 2005

Virgen de Carmen (Pisac) 2005

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Corpus Christi (Cusco)

Qoyllur Riti Festival in the mountains of Ausangate, Peru (Snow Star Festival)

Qoyllur Rit'i 2004

Qoyllur Riti Festival in the mountains of Ausangate, Peru (Snow Star Festival)

Qoyllur Rit'i 2004

Qoyllur Rit'i 2007

Qoyllur Rit'i 2007

Photos of festival of Virgen de Carmen, Pisac, Cusco, Peru 16 July 2007

Virgen de Carmen (Pisac) 2007

Virgen de Natividad (Chinchero)

Virgen de Natividad (Chinchero)

Virgen de Natividad (Chinchero)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

Virgen de Carmen (Paucartambo)

   

      

  

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