With the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia - no doubt this special flag of the Indigenous Peoples of the Andes, the Whipala, will be waving proudly. Favored by social progressive groups across South America - the Whipala is essentially a weaving together of colors representing natural elements and the equality and dignity of indigenous peoples across the region.
This is a very large, handmade flag, 62" square, of bright color polyester. Other versions of the Whipala are rainbow color stripes. This checkered version, which is particularly popular in Bolivia, consists of a 7 by 7 grid of 9" squares. It has 3 ties for attaching to a pole. The one in our image is a smaller version of the flag. Co-op made, Bolivia.