In the market town of Otavalo, in the north of Ecuador, traditional textiles are sold by indigenous craftspeople. On Saturdays, the Plaza de los Ponchos is filled with colour. (50% to charities working in Ecuador)
Otavalo Ecuador 19th February 2016: On the streets of Otavalo Ecuador a colourful parade with much dancing takes place to celebrate the opening of the local schools sports calendar. Many of the participants wear the local dress especially popular with the indigenous population. Photo: Richard Wareham
Otavalo Ecuador Each Saturday the world famous market takes place in and around Plaza de Ponchos in the centre of the Ecuadorian town of Otavalo. A wide variety of products available for locals and visitors alike provides a colourful spectacle for the visitor. Eight stringed charango.
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 Otavaleño 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...