Plaza De Ponchos
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Plaza de Ponchos, Otavalo Artwork.
Famous for its alpaca wool textiles, the Plaza de Ponchos in Otavalo is one of the largest Indian markets in Ecuador.
A weaver in the traditional costume of Otavaleno men - white pants, poncho, and black felt hat - proudly displays his Ecuadorian textile art.
Otavalo was originally a market town for the region's farming communities, but with the growth of tourism, the Saturday market now supplies foreign tourists with handicraft souvenirs of their visit to Ecuador.
Photo by Michel Guntern, TravelNotes.org
January 12th, 2016
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