Diplomatist Magazine Diplomatist April 2018 - Page 46

CULTURAL CONNECT archaeological sector are: Caral, the oldest city in America, the mysterious Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, the Inca complex of Sacsayhuaman, the spectacular jewellery of the Lord of Sipan Tomb, Chan Chan the largest sun-dried brick of the world, the enigmatic Nazca lines and the Kuelap fortress. In ecotourism and adventure highlights, we have the impressive Amazon River, the rainforest of the Manu’s National Park, the sea wildlife of Ballestas Island, the Titicaca Lake, which is the largest in South America, the glaciers and lagoons of Mount Huascaran and Colca the deepest canyon of the world. In cultural and gastronomic tourism, the spotlight falls on the cities of Lima, Trujillo, Arequipa and Cuzco while the beach tourism includes Mancora, Punta Sal, Huanchaco, Mirafl ores and Paracas. Peru is also known for its popular art which can be seen in its archaeological monuments and colonial churches. Can you enlighten us about the same? As a multicultural country, Peru is a nation with an enormous legacy of popular art, which when added to its fascinating archaeological monuments, colonial churches and diverse landscape, rises as one of Peru’s major cultural attractions and acts as a window to every corner of the country ‘s varied geography. Local art in Peru dates back to Pre-Columbian times. Textiles, gold and silver objects as well as ceramics are examples of the rich creativity of ancient craftsmen. With the arrival of the Spanish conquerors and their religious zeal, many objects and designs which embodied the religious beliefs of Peru’s inhabitants, ceased to be produced and rapidly adapted to the new techniques and forms imported from Europe. Examples of these are the sculptures of stone and wood as well as the paintings, which adorned houses and colonial churches. Handicraft production in Peru is done by local craftsmen and by organizations of communal factories or workshops. The production of these objects that are utilitarian (pots, blankets, clothes, basketry, etc.) as well as decorative items (ceramics, silver and gold works, XYX[[[Y[\š[XY[\K\Y\ۙH; H\[\H܈][ۘ[[[\][ۘ[ۜ[\[ۋH[\ܚ\ۛBH\[وHܚY[[[[\]]\K]وB]][ۈ[][Y[وY]H[HY[ۜو\K[[HYY\X]\x&\[\\]X\B[]\]\HYY[[\\Xو]\[ B^H[\O‘HH[[ۙ]ܚوXXHXHHۚX[Y]و]XZ[]Y\\x&\\]X\H\HX\ܞKHKR[[][\][ۜ\]H\^KݚY[ 8(^[ܙ[\H[[\[X\H\X]\8( 8(\YH 8(\[ N Y