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Knowledge, Skills and Rituals Related to the Annual Renewal of the Q’eswachaka Bridge

Idioma: Español

The Q'eswachaka rope suspension bridge crosses a gorge of the Apurimac River in the southern Andes. Four Quechua-speaking peasant communities assemble annually to renew it, using traditional Inca techniques and materials. The three-day process involves repeatedly braiding straw into thick ropes, which are then woven together to form the bridge. The process structures the life of the participating communities, strengthens centuries-old bonds and reaffirms their cultural identity. When the bridge is finished, the communities hold a celebratory festival.

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Lugar/región: Q'ewachaka bridge, Andean region, Peru, Latin America
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Tipo: Documentary
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Publisher: National Institute of Culture
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Derechos: National Institute of Culture

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Original: DVD
Ubicación: EV only
Referencia UMVS: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2013-0059400009
Source ref.: DOC:0059400009/CAND:00594
Titular de los derechos: UNESCO ; National Institute of Culture