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The Yaneshas, essentially, live in central Amazon of Peru. People live in small villages, including Loma Linda, 200 inhabitants, where I was lucky to live a few days myself. Loma Linda means “pretty plain” in Spanish language. Yanesha means “us, people” in Native American language.
To find the village, you’ll have to endure a 13 hours bus journey from Lima, then a few hours in a pick-up, then some kilometers riding a motorbike and finally, some hiking deep in the jungle is necessary.
The Yanesha folk are famous for their traditional patterns, really fine and subtle geometric patterns handpainted on the “kushma”, cotton fabric outfit worn on special occasions.
The Yanesha people that I’ve met are particularly beautiful. They all have thin features, very smooth long thick dark hair and extremely deep black eyes. They were as real occurrences when they wore their traditional outfit. There are some pictures for you: