Metamorfosis Documentation Project

Peguche - Imbabura, Ecuador

In February of 2005 in the Quechua village of  Peguche, Imbabura, Ecuador, we documented the spring ritual celebration of El Tumarina. It is the cross-cultural celebration of the flowering of the fields. Early in the morning the Catholic priest blesses the flowers; afterward the Quechua shaman blesses the water, and the mix of flowers and water becomes a personal blessing of well-being and prosperity. Below are some snippets of raw footage of the documentation of the event. Please press on the images to see the videos.
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