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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.

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Destination: La Paz, Bolivia

The Andean take on the cummerbund is obviously much more colorful and elaborate than its North American counterpart. Typically worn by a man to spice up his outfit, sashes like this are common in the Altiplano. This particular one, purchased from Ms. Sebastiana Calani Varges, is decorated with spread-winged condors, a very symbolic figure in Bolivia.


Meet the Andean condor, the national bird of Bolivia (as well as Chile, Columbia and Ecuador). A vulture with a wingspan of up to 10.5 feet and the ability to glide for miles with nary a flap of its wings, the condo... Read More

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34.5" x 6"

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