Meet the vendor!

Meet the vendor!

Isabelle Valedian, pictured here showing us the proper way to wear a manta, was born in the town of Tupisa (department of Potosí), but has been in La Paz for almost 45 years.

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Destination: La Paz, Bolivia

We purchased this bold, richly-decorated manta from Isabelle Valedian, who told us that it comes from Potosí. It’s named after one of that department’s favorite sons, the great guerilla chief Manuel Ascencio Padilla.


Commandante Manuel Ascencio Padilla was a guerilla chief in the South American Wars of Independence. A criollo (born in South America, but of Spanish descent), Padilla was studying to be a lawyer when he left schoo... Read More

Details and Dimensions

3 x 3.6 ft

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