National Geographic : 1938 Feb
Photograph byMartin Chambi J. A PART OF THE INCA HERITAGE IS THE RHYTHMIC DANCE TO WAILING MUSICOF FIFE AND DRUM The throbbing tempo sets sandaled feet stepping and mantles swaying in the street at Tinta, Peru. In similar fashion these Indians' ancestors under theInca Empire danced in the opalescent evening in the light of Mama Quilla the Moon (page 264). Note the warm woolen clothes,and theear-flaps oftheknitted capworn under the hat. The wind is often cold in the Andean highlands; thus it is easy to see how the Incas came to worship thewarmth-giving sun.