Medicos viajeros Boliviaros

Stewart, Donna E.
February 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/26/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 5, p602
Academic Journal
This article offers information regarding the Bolivian traveling doctors, a group of indigenous healers, herbalists, naturalists, and magical healers who travel by foot throughout Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, and Northern Chile. The indigenous healers, called Callahuaya, carry the tools of their trade in beautiful hand-woven bags skillfully made by their wives on primitive backstrap looms, using llama, alpaca, and sheep's wool that is dyed using local plants and insects. The intricate designs designate their owner's rank and experience in the healing hierarchy.


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