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The harvest festival, Santa Cruz, involves bringing all the crosses that mark ecological boundaries into the church to be blessed by the priest. The varayoq deliver the crosses after processing around the plaza. Notice the high poles that replace the staff of office for ritual occasions.
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Santa Cruz ritual series : 06
SubjectFeast of the Crosses (Ritual)
Santa Cruz (Ritual)
Rites & ceremonies
Parades & processions
Politics & government
Web Citation 2
Billie Jean Isbell Andean Collection, Images from the Andes: Collection Highlights: Rituals: http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/collection/Isbell/rituals
Isbell, Billie Jean. To Defend Ourselves: Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press, 1985. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/2135 6.3
To Defend Ourselves, Ecology and Ritual in an Andean Village, by Billie Jean Isbell. Waveland Press, 1985, chapter 6, section 3: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/2135
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