Saquisili Indian Market
South of Quito, the Saquisili Market primarily serves the
needs of the indigenous people themselves, with fewer
tourist customers. There is some overlap, with plenty of
weavings also available at Saquisili.
Colors and intricate designs are always on display in the
cloaks everyone wears at Saquisili. The hats are another
tradition for men, women, and children.
The panpipes played by Andean musicians are for sale.
But there was no sign in Ecuador of the indigenous
musicians themselves, who perform all around the world
in order to make a living. I made a more determined
search for them years later in Peru.
Coke signs and the beverage itself always show up, no
matter what part of the world I may be visiting.
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