Ecuador Travels – Otavalo Market (2 of 3)

Today, the market is a bustling hub of commerce that offers a wide variety of traditional and modern products. Visitors can find anything from woven blankets, ponchos, and rugs, to jewelry, ceramics, and paintings. The market is also a great place to try local food, such as empanadas, tamales, and roasted guinea pig.

One of the most striking features of the market is the traditional clothing worn by the indigenous people who come to sell their products. The Otavaleños, as they are known, wear intricately embroidered white blouses and black skirts or trousers, along with brightly colored shawls and hats. The clothing is a symbol of their cultural identity and has become an iconic image of the market.

All photos taken with the Nikon Z6 and either the Nikkor 14-30mm f/4 or 24-70 f/4 lens. Processed using Photoshop CC and Nik Collection’s Color Efex Pro 5.

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