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the wiphala



Our logo is represented by a hand, transparent, it springs up like a tree that holds, receives and protects the Wiphala, round and multicolored.


The wiphala is a symbol, historians place son Originating in the communities of Lake Titicaca, on the current border between Bolivia and Peru, it identified their totora reed rafts with rainbow-colored badges. Remains of a banner with similar characteristics have also been found on the current Peruvian coast of the Pacific Ocean, dating back 800 years. Although the Wiphala has historically been used by the Andean-Amazonian communities, "it was later taken up by many indigenous communities of different origins who felt represented by this emblem of struggle for the rights of the original peoples, until reaching all the indigenous communities of Abya Yala (America)".


The members of the Council of Indigenous Amautas of Tawantinsuyu go further and affirm that it is not necessary to belong to an indigenous people to feel represented by the Whipala. In this new Pachakutyk (cosmic cycle of 500 years of light), the doors of knowledge, feeling and wisdom, which had originally been opened by the Runas (men of Amazonian Andean origin), were opened to all humanity", they point out, adding that "all those who consider themselves children of Pachamama and who live according to its natural processes are natives, without difference in color of skin, hair, eyes or d 'clothing'. The Wiphala represents and unites us at all ends of Abya Yala (America) and the world. Wherever there is a Wiphala, love and respect for the universe, Pachamama, animals , plants, earth, communities and allpa mama (nature) will be represented".


The Wiphala is made up of 49 squares of equal size and each color has a meaning.

The amautas convey it thus:


Red: it is the contact with the Pachamama; he represents the tangible, the Kay Pasha, the Runas (men of Andean Amazonia), sons of the Earth; it represents the ancestral root, the identity. It represents the cultural development and the original indigenous cosmovision, the knowledge of the Earth and the Cosmos transmitted by the Apus and the Ancestors.


Orange: represents the oral memory of our culture, the quipus, the looms, the yachay wasi (schools, houses of knowledge), the ayllus (communities), ancestral medicine and the healing of the physical, psychological and spiritual body.


YELLOW: represents the Nunaq, the Ancestral Spirit which is in all things; the four virtues of Andean man: Munay (unconditional love), Yachay (wisdom), LLank'ay (joyful and passionate work) and Kamay (creativity). And the duality of energies, qhari - warmi, complementary opposites,

the balance that produces life.


White: represents evolution, intellectual development, science and technology that accompany the processes of nature, living well. It is the personal development which cannot be conceived if it is not also communal. It also represents craftsmanship and

ayni (reciprocity).


Green: represents allpamama (nature), fruits of the earth, work in the fields, self-sufficient community economy, abundance of food, minerals, Yaku Mama (mother water).


Blue: represents the Hanan Pasha, the cosmic world, the universe, the entities of the Cosmos, the Sami energy (subtle) and the Jucha energy (dense), the telluric cosmic energies, the Chakana (Constellation of the Southern Cross) , the fractal mathematical system.


Purple: represents the Ayllus, Markas and Llajtas (communities, regions and nations), the Inka as an expression of the evolution and political and community power of the Tawantinsuyu; it represents all community social organizations for development and governmental direction.

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