quechua women - street - la paz (bolivia)

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quechua women - street - la paz (bolivia)

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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.

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Photo taken on March 10, 2010
Comercio, La Paz, Bolivia