quechua women - street - la paz (bolivia)


Indigenous Quechua women in the street - La Paz (Bolivia)

Those Quechua women wear the colorful traditional costume, complete with bowler style hat.­ The hat has been worn by Quechua and Aymara women since the 1920's, when it was brought to the country by British railway workers and are still commonly worn today.­

bowler hats curb indigenous la paz quechua sidewalk sitting squat squatting street women
Route Comercio, La Paz, Bolivia

Photos taken in Bolivia in February and March 2010.­

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- Uyuni Train Cemetery (Bolivia).

- Silver Mine - Potosí (Bolivia).

- Argentina.

- Chile.