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)