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7° Básico

What you must know about the music, dances, clothing and handicrafts of Chile

We have gotten to know all about the music, dances, clothing and handicrafts of our country

In chapter seventeen of our collection we have gotten to know all about the music, dances, clothing and handicrafts of our country.

Music and dances

– In the northern zone of the country, the traditional expressions, like dancing and music, were born from the fusion of the original cultures and the Spanish.
– Two dances are known on Easter Island: the Sau-Sau, which is originally from the island of Samoa, and the Tamure, of Tahitian origin.
– The main instruments used by the mapuches are the cultrun, the trutruca, the pifilca and the wada or huada.

Clothing

– Northern women wear a shawl called awayo, which has a double function: provide warmth and transport objects or children.
– The huaso’s dress attire consists of several garments: hat, vest, shirt, sash, shoes, spats and spurs.
– In Patagonia, the typical ensemble worn by the shepherd is a beret, a short jacket, jeans or loose-fitting pants, a sash at the waist and a handkerchief round their neck.

Handicrafts

– In the northern zone, handicrafts are mainly characterized for being made from llama or alpaca wool.
In addition, figurines are made in stone, clay and totora.
– In the town of Chimbarongo (region of O’Higgins), baskets, chupallas (straw hats), chairs, tables, among other things, are made in whicker (plant fiber).
– Chilote handicrafts are mainly characterized by sheep’s wool textiles made in looms.