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Pujllay - Oruro Carnival Dance

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The Pujllay is a historical dance, locally interpreted by the natives called Tarabucos.

Pujllay Dance at the Oruro Carnival

The word tarabuco comes from Tarka Phuku which means, "The ones that blow or play the tarkas or moxenos" (wind instruments).

Pujllay Dance at the Oruro Carnival

The stature, the hair combed backwards in a braided pony tail and the presentation of their festive clothes are the elegance in days of carnival, a season they call Pujllay.

Pujllay Dance at the Oruro Carnival