This painting is of a street scene in the city
of Cuzco. Wide strands of yarn were woven together with thinner
strands to make a "canvas."
Cuzco is in a valley, surrounded by green hills
and mountains, some with trees. The town of Cuzco
looks like a Spanish colonial city. The buildings
are made from stone or from adobe and plaster. The
roofs are made from tile. On some buildings, the
foundations are made from large stones which were
set there by the Incas many centuries ago. The
streets were often paved with cobblestones. (Today
many are paved with asphalt.)
Campesinos wear hats to keep them warm in winter
and protect them from the sun in summer. Babies are
easily carried by their mothers using a type of
"sling" over their shoulders.
The flags on the front doors mean that there is
maize beer or chicha de jora for sale.
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