Tassels in My Ears
|Copyright: Nora Pezzani (noranina) (59)|
|Date Taken: 2009-07-08|
|Categories: Daily Life|
|Exposure: f/3.8, 1/100 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-07-14 20:12|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|In the highlands of Peru the owners of llamas put colorful tassels in the ears of their llamas.|
Each herd has a different combination of colors for its identification. The arrangement of colors for making these tassels appears to be highly significant and are hung from the ears of female llamas in reproductive age, also as a means of animal identification.
Many ancient rituals and traditions developed from the close bond between the native people of South America and their llamas.
This close relationship has endured to the present time. A typical Andean family might own only a handful of llamas or alpacas but each animal is special to its owner.
It is not uncommon to see llamas owned by several different families grazing together. Typically, the wife and younger children take responsibility for the llama welfare and are present for herding and shearing.
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No entiendo ingles que bueno seria que publicaras tambien una version en espaņol, de todas formas tu foto es muy bella, magnifico retrato de esta llama.