Traditional South American outfits and dance are still part of everyday life in Peru. They differ from area to area, from the Amazonian jungle to the Andean plateaus. Each has distinct characteristics, resulting from the blend of pre-Columbian and hispanic influences.
There is great joy in South American celebrations and the calendar here is filled with national and religious holidays – each an opportunity to put on a great show, filled with colour, rhythm and traditions. Generally heavy and colourful, covered in embroidery and other decorations, matched with elaborate hats and belts, traditional outfits here go hand in hand with lively traditional music, demonstrating great creativity and great joy and love of life.