Pic of the day 28 – Mask Up!

We took this pic of these masks at the inevitable market near the entrance to the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo. We’ve seen them for sale elsewhere, and we also saw a few being worn during the Cusco strike. They may have some sort of historical implication, plus this weekend in south America sees the start of Carnaval festival, an indigenous subvert of the start of Lent.

Whatever their origin, they are a colourful improvement on the omnipresent ‘V’ masks seen around Europe, and warmer too.

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