• Collection of garments highland dances (costumes).
    • Morenada
    • Diablada
    • Achachi
    • Tinkus
    • Rey Caporal
    • Llamerada
    • cullawada
    • Wacawaca
    • Puneņa Cholita
    • China brunette
  • Collection of hats and sashes chullos.
  • Collection of masks.
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Rey Caporal
Waca waca

This dance derived from the Diablada, and represents the mocking of a king who takes all the gold collected by slaves from the mines. Amongst the protagonists of this dance are the “Caporales”, who are the captors dressed as kings, each distinctive principal wearing a crown on his mask.

This character alone gives us the notion to create a whole dance of pure corporals, and thus gives us the name of King Corporal, with dress the same amongst the corporals and the king corporals; however, although their dress is the same, their music and dance is different.

His dance mode comes from the Aymara people and belongs to a group known as “trajes de luces” (suits of light). Initially they were strictly male groups, but in the last few decades groups of girls have been added with graceful, highly decorated and brilliant costumes, with skirts that become ever shorter. They are called “Chinas”, which in Quechua means “female”.

The mask of the “Rey Caporal” is the same as that of the Diablada, which all its beautiful factions filled with decorative elements; some horrifying, which has made it described as “horribly beautiful”. The capes, breastplate and pants are similar to that of the Diablada.

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