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

Purchased from Ms. Isabelle Valedian, this manta is originally from Potosí, which is also the birthplace of a dance called Tinku. Tinku began (and in some places is still practiced) as a form of ritualized combat, but these days its festive form is much more popular.


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Details and Dimensions

4 ft L, 3 ft W

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