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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.


– 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.


– 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.