Perú Little by little one walks far!

The capital of Perú is Lima!
Lliclla - a small rectangular handwoven shoulder cloth clipped at the front using a decorative pin called a tupuPolleras - colourful skirts made from handwoven wool cloth called bayeta. Women may wear 3 or 4 skirts in a layer effect. On special occasions women may wear up to 15 polleras tied around the waist. In some areas polleras are also referred to as melkkhay.  Monteras - hats vary throughout the communities. Often it is possible to identify the village from which a women comes from just by the type of hat she wears. Hats are secured with woven sanq'apa straps adorned with white beads. Unkusa - a small rectangular cloth which is used for carrying snacks such as corn or coca. Men also have something like this it's called chuspas and it's used to carry their coca leaves. Ajotas - sandals made from recycled truck tyres. Both men and women were these. It's typical of women's traditional dress in the Ausangate region. Under their shoulder cloths the women wear wool jackets called a juyuna with front panels decorated with white buttons. Under the juyuna women wear a tight-fitting synthetic sweater.
Younger Quechua men generally wear Western-style clothing, the most popular is like our everyday casual clothing. Older men still wear dark wool knee-length handwoven bayeta pants. A woven belt called a chumpi is also worn which provides protection to the lower back when working in the fields. Mens' fine dress includes a woollen waistcoat, similar to a sleeveless juyuna as worn by the women but referred to as a chaleco. Chalecos can be richly decorated. The most distinctive part of men's clothing is the handwoven poncho. Nearly every Quechua man and boy has a poncho. Chullos are frequently worn. These are knitted hats with earflaps. The first chullo that a child receives is traditionally knitted by his father. Men sometimes wear a felt hat called a sombrero over the top of the chullo.
Climate of Peru. The climate on the coast is subtropical with very little rainfall. The Andes mountains observe a cool-to-cold climate with rainy summers and very dry winter. The eastern lowlands present an Equatorial climate with hot weather and rain distributed all year long.
The Peruvian coat of arms includes the vicuña, the quina tree (cinchona) and a cornucopia of gold. The colors represent:: Red represents the blood that was spilled for the fight for independence, and white represents peace and bravery.
Lomo Saltado: sautéed beef tenderloin. Ají De Gallina: spicy chicken stew. Papa Rellena: stuffed potatoes. Pachamanca: "earth oven" Pollo a la Brasa: Peruvian chicken. Salchipapas: sausage and fries. Cau Cau: tripe stew. Carapulca: meet and veggie stew. Arroz tapado: "rice tower" Arroz con Pollo/ Arroz con camarones: rice with chicken/ rice with shrimp.
Picarones: Peruvian sweet potato doughnuts Alfajores: cookie with dulce de leche. Arroz con leche: Peruvian rice pudding.
  • Around 32,101,713 people live in Peru.
  • 43% Amerindian,
  • 37% mestizo
  • 15% white
  • 5% other
This is the president of Peru: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski he is the 66th president of Peru. Their government is a unitary presidential constitutional republic, so it's just like our government. They got their independence from the kingdom of Spain. It was declared July 28, 1821!
Religion in Peru. The predominant religion is Roman Catholic, but there is others like Christian faiths. Indigenous Peruvians, however, have blended Catholicism and their traditional beliefs.

:)Kaitlynn Stevens

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