This is Part 2 in our 3-part series from a day trip we took from Cuenca Ecuador we took with Flavio from Polylepis Tours to Biblián, Cañar and Ingapirca. This stop was at the Cañar Ecuador Indigenous Market. It was a Sunday so the market was full of indigenous people.
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After leaving Biblián Ecuador, our second stop was Cañar, Ecuador on our way to Ingapirca.
Cañar Ecuador Indigenous Market
Cañar is the ancestral home of the indigenous Cañari people who have lived in this region of Ecuador for nearly 1500 years. Every Sunday, people come from miles around to the indigenous market in the center of Cañar.
You can find all sorts of things at the Cañar Ecuador Indigenous Market, such as jewelry, rope, clothes, fresh fruits and veggies, beans, seeds, masks, toys, etc. The masks shown below and in the video were for the New Year’s Eve celebration. People wear these masks to act out a scene and then often burn the masks along with their monigotes.
We thought the tire planters were really cool. They take old tires and turn them into planters or water bowls. They come in all different sizes, from small to very large. On our drive through the countryside from Ingapirca back to Cuenca we saw lots of these in people’s yards.
Our next stop is Ingapirca to visit the Cañari and Inca ruins. We’ll show you that interesting experience in our next video.
Watch Our Video About Cañar Ecuador’s Indigenous Market
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