From the exhibition:
Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru

Museum of International Folk Art

Nicario Jimenez Quispe, "Minka" ("Communal Work"), Retablo, Lima, Peru, 1985. Wood, plaster, potato flour, paint. Museum of International Folk Art, IFAF Collection, FA.1987.119.2 . Minka is a Quechua term for communal labor. Reciprocity is central to rural Andean life with family and neighbors pitching in to build houses, to plant and harvest fields, and to celebrate together when the work is done.

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.