I had a very strong connection to the Pallas. For me, they represented such a different image of women than my mother. She was very traditional Andean woman who always stayed at home, always working, never with a social life. The Pallas, in contrast, played the role of women who appeared to be so free, in a social context. When I was growing up, I didn’t know anything about the history of the Pallas. They just appeared, twice a year. Like a mystery.
An excerpt from Dancing with my Ancestors : Peruvian Times, by Wilma Doris Lozyza.
Read this colorful, detailed, and vibrant story Dancing with my Ancestors, and learn about Wilma’s journey from New York to become a Palla during the Fiesta Patronal in December in her home town of Llamellín in the North Central Andes.
Click here: Dancing with my Ancestors : Peruvian Times
- Small Town Life in the Peruvian Andes (anamericangirlintransit.com)
2 thoughts on “Dancing with my Ancestors-From the Andes to New York, and Back ~: Peruvian Times”
I am so proud of you and Matthew and your spirit of adventure. You are creating some wonderful memories together. Thank you for allowing us to live vicariously through you while on this journey. I enjoy the commentary…the people…the culture…the food. Fantastic!
Thanks Val! Love yah