Watana - Q'ero Ritual Cord
Along the edges of these ties are sewn tiny white beads. They represent stars, and are sewn in with love.
They are used to wrap the mestanas. It is customary for the shaman to tie watanas loosely around the neck, hanging down like a necklace, in ponytales, around the head.
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