National Geographic : 1942 Aug
Peru on Parade © National Geographic Society Kodachrome by Kuhne, lovietonews Bright Skirts and Capes Are Warm and Gay Two Indian mothers and their children pause by the roadside on the way to the famous market of Huancayo, nearly 11,000 feet up in the Andes. Bitter mountain winds call for heavy, full-length garments. Outer skirts are of brilliant flannel and hide several petticoats. The number and quality of her skirts denote a woman's social rank. Besides a puppy, one mother carries a spindle for spinning llama-wool as she walks.