A lady in traditional Santa Cruz attire, giving a demonstration of her crafts.
These are whistling birds. You put water in them and blow on the end to make a high trilling sound. I bought a couple for my nephew when I visited a year ago.
More traditional Santa Cruz shirts.
A little history lesson: Che Guevara tried to start a revolutionary movement in Bolivia. He was not supported by the people and ended up being killed by the Bolivian military.
This is a statue of a pig that is covered with locks. You’re supposed to make a wish and put a lock on the pig. Lots of boyfriends and girlfriends do this. The sign on the ground says: “There is no lock without a key and no heart without love.”
A diverse selection of rocks and stones.
A view of a section of the handicraft fair. The cathedral is in the background.
A statue of a prominent Bolivian calling for unity between the Bolivians of the west and the Bolivans of the east. There is a historical animosity between the two groups.