One kilometer loom in Chile, a world record for five hundred Mapuche weavers. people

Half a thousand Mapuche women, in their distinctive costumes, set a world record this Saturday in La Araucanía, southern Chile: creating a cloth one kilometer long and 50 centimeters wide with the colors of the rainbow “relamu” in the Mapudungun language.

After the traditional Mapuche opening prayer “Lélipun”, weavers placed their “vitrals” (traditional looms) about two and a half meters high and began assembling the world’s longest cloth in the coastal commune of Puerto Saavedra, 766 kilometers away. south of the capital.

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