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Before the ceremony

The Totonac dress for this ritual consists of a red pants with a white shirt, a cloth across the chest and a cap. The pants, hat and chest cloth are heavily embroidered and otherwise decorated. The cloth across the chest symbolized blood. These costumes are made by the voladores themselves and can cost between 5,000 and 8,000 pesos each

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Lima, Peru

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  • Uploaded on April 18, 2012
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    by Eva Lewitus
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2008/01/23 11:54:12
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 19.57mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash