The treasure of Ecuador: ancestral knowledge



  • Planting rituals, soil fertilization, rain and harvest.

  • Shamanism, medicinal practices and use of healing plants.

  • Gastronomy: preparations of dishes such as guinea pig, maito, tonga, guagua mama, mushunguitas, yamor drink, chicha, guaguas de pan, among others.

  • In the livestock field: grazing techniques, reproductive standards, signaling rites and animal cures.

  • Cultivation and agricultural production based on the equinoxes.

  • Andean cosmovision.

  • Land conservation practices and the natural environment.

  • Fiestas or Raymis, closely related to the Andean agricultural cycle.

  • Cultural knowledge such as the creation of original clothing and fabrics.

  • Crafts of coconut, tagua, seeds, fabrics and other materials.

  • Elaboration of objects such as rafts, carved wooden toys in the shape of animals, mills, crushers, marimbas, drums and cununos, baskets and fans.

  • History and traditions transmitted orally.

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