Meet the vendor!

Meet the vendor!

Sebastiana, who’s been in La Paz for 20 years, was raised in Macha. She told us that her hometown is famous for “Tinku,” a kind of ritual combat. While Tinku has since been transformed into a very popular Bolivian folkdance, its mano-a-mano, Fight Club form still persists in certain districts.

Cerro Rico Manta

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Destination: La Paz, Bolivia

We purchased this lovely pink-and-black manta with its bold saffron stripe from Sebastiana Calani Varges, who told us that it comes from the department of Potosí. It’s named after Cerro Rico, the famous mountain in Potosí, whose silver deposits turned the city into what was then called the “Paris of South America.”


Talk about a telling sign: they say the mintmark of Potosí (the letters PTSI superimposed on each other) is the origin of the dollar symbol. Whether it’s true or not, who knows, but it does give you a pretty good i... Read More

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3.75 x 4 ft

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