La Paz, Jul 2 (EFE). Our Lady of Aymara, a medical student, is “Cholita Paceña 2021”, a title awarded by the Bolivian municipality of La Paz on the occasion of the Memorial Month of its Spanish liberation bond. A colony of indigenous women who keeps that inherited identity alive.
The selection ceremony took place at the Tambo Quirquincho Colonial Museum in the city center in the presence of the Mayor of La Paz, Ivan Arias, with eighteen candidates representing the urban and rural municipal areas of La Paz, the seat of the Executive and the Board of Directors. Parliament of the country.
Nelly Mamani Kisbe, an Aymara studying medicine at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés de La Paz, was the winner of the event, which valued cuteness and empathy as well as items such as typical and local clothing of the candidates.
La Paz chola’s wardrobe features a round hat wearing a metal brooch, two long braids in her hair, a fringed blanket and colorful embroidery, as well as a long skirt that covers several layers of petticoats.
“Generally we wear very bright, very strong colors to highlight the Bolivian culture in some way, red, yellow and green (for the national flag) and Wiphala (the Andean indigenous flag), the winner said.
While participating, the candidates also had a few minutes to give a message in the Aymara language as well as show some of their talents by dancing the typical Morinada dance.
In those short speeches, they all revealed the importance of maintaining identity which is mainly reflected in the flared skirts that define their wardrobe.
During the development of the event, the participants wore an authentic costume, less elaborate than the traditional or typical costume, although with almost the same characteristics, but its fabrics come directly from the wool of Bolivian highland animals.
During his speech, the Municipal Secretary of Culture, Rodney Miranda, stated that over the years “La Paz Chula has been re-evaluated” and as a result, it can be seen in different dimensions such as offices, commerce or vehicular driving on public transport.
Specifically, the 2013 Municipal Ordinance identifies Chula La Paz as the city’s cultural heritage.
The election of La Paz chola 2021 is part of the major work developed by La Paz on July 16, when the 212th anniversary of regional libertarian action will be celebrated against Spain in the nineteenth century.
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