Overheard in the Combi

Awamaki director Noah Silber-Coats shares this tidbit of local culture…

Earlier today, while riding a combi (minibus) to a nearby community I overheard this conversation between two women:

Woman 1: Nice weather lately. I don’t think it’s going to rain any more this year.

Woman 2: Yes. Except, I had a dream about beer last night. Doesn’t that mean it’s going to rain?

Woman 1: No, I think when you dream about chicha that means it’s going to rain. Dreaming about beer, I’m not sure what that means.

Woman 2: No, I’m pretty sure beer or chicha means rain.

Woman 1: I guess you’re right. Any dream about liquid means more rain. It will probably rain a little bit more this month.

Can you predict the weather based on dreams? Maybe only in Ollantaytambo.

About Awamaki

Awamaki is a nonprofit fair trade social enterprise dedicated to connecting Andean artisan weavers with global markets. We collaborate with women artisans to support their efforts towards educational and financial independence by co-creating beautifully handcrafted knit and woven accessories using hertiage techniques.