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The day of Pachamama (Earth Mother)

August 1 is Pachamama day (earth mother) here in Peru so the people make earth ovens and bake their potatoes. They call it a Huattia.

These are pics of Maria building an earth oven with her in it. This is the village that feeds our groups the cuy (guinea pig) and shows us all the work that goes into their weaving.

The village is called Llaquepata and they have the best organized women’s group anywhere in the Andes. The pics are of some of the kids trying to learn to ride a bike and Maria making an earth oven to do a Huattia.

Have a great Pachamama day!

The following link gives a great description of Pachamama that I highly suggest:
Pachamama – August 1st – A day to Honour the Great Mother Goddess