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Wasichakuy, the repaje in Marcapata (DPI)

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The repaje or wasichakuy (repair of the roof) of the Temple of San Francisco de Asís de Marcapata in Cusco, is an ayni where each of the stages has a ritual and symbolic meaning.

The organization of the work is carried out taking into account the antiquity and role of the peasant communities, which is reflected in the distribution of the roof surface. The use of roofing technology with Andean materials, whose use dates back to pre-Hispanic times, is framed in an Andean spiritual context of offering to Andean and Catholic deities.

Wasichakuy, the repaje in Marcapata

Marcapata - Perú

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Wasichakuy, the repaje in Marcapata

Marcapata - Perú

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Wasichakuy, the repaje in Marcapata

Marcapata - Perú

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