Travel Stock Photo: ID # ECSA004

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule
 

Title:

Saraguro People, Pugila, Loja, Ecuador

Caption:

The town of Saraguro nestled in the Pugila foothills, 64 km from Loja, is in the heart of a beautiful region, which is the highland homeland of a distinctive and interesting indigenous group called the "Saraguros." The Saraguros proudly maintain their ethnic distinctiveness. Saraguro men and women both usually wear their hair in long, single braids, and both wear a flat-brimmed hard hat (large and spotted for the woman). Ordinary daily wear for men includes pants slightly longer than knee length, and for women includes black pleated skirts, and silver beaded necklaces with pins fastening their shawls. The black poncho they wear is a sign of the mourning oath they swore when the Spanish killed Atahualpa.

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Country: Ecuador   /   Village: Saraguro

 

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Themes & Categories:

Destinations - Ecuador
 

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