Indigeneity

The Incan Milky way

30 Sep, 2012 | Laeticia Grevers

A Path to Another World On the border to Achumani , a neighbourhood in southeast La Paz, the star-filled sky is blocked out in places by the borders of the mountains that jump out from the earth,...

Bound by beauty

14 Aug, 2012 | Tayler Tucker

Concepts of belleza in modern Bolivia The crowd gathers, huddling together, holding balloons and unlit fi recrackers in Plaza Alonso de Mendoza in La Paz. They are all anticipating the parading c...

Nomadic Healing

28 Feb, 2012 | Camilla Swift

Every one of us lives bound by nature. Modern medicine may seem to heal quicker, but natural medicine is still the most pure. It heals slowly but lasts forever! Travellers only usually encounter Bol...

Ekeko

28 Feb, 2012 | Mathew Grace

Cast a look into many Bolivian homes, and you'll likely spot a small, moustachioed ceramic figurine called an Ekeko. These jolly-looking statuettes resemble small men in Andean attire with enormous sm...

Wiphala-Relic or re-invention?

01 Nov, 2011 | Daniel Caplin

Daniel Caplin investigates the historical and political texture of Bolivia's iconic indigenous flag. In its Constitution, Bolivia is described as a plurinational state. This is an apt description se...