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Portrait of the "caporal" (leader) who stays at the top

He was the "caporal", the main dancer.
The hat is adorned with flowers for fertility, mirrors represent the sun and from the top stream multicolored ribbons representing the rainbow. The five "birdmen" represent bird deities. The main dancer stands in the center and plays a flute, which represents the sound of birds singing. The four other "birdmen" (representing the four directions) spin around the pole to represent the recreation of the world (and the regeneration of life)

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Lima, Peru

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 18, 2012
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    by Eva Lewitus
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A710 IS
    • Taken on 2008/01/23 11:58:07
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 14.74mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash