streets of flowers

On my way to Ayacucho for Holy Week I was excited to see the “rugs” made of flowers that I’ve heard about so many times. Generally groups of about a dozen or more make these pieces of art on the procession routes. While the rugs are supposed to be tread across for the first time by the important people in the processions, dogs often steal their job. The rugs are made of chalk, flower petals, leaves and all sorts of other interesting materials. Every night the hard work is swept away to make way for a new rug the next day. While the carpets were beautiful I didn’t expect to see advertising amidst the artistic creations. Capitalism has made its way to the Andes on Holy Week!

semana santa holy week in ayacucho, peru crediscotia


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