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foto: Manuel Munive

Varieties from Maras province -Cuzco region-, a proof of the biodiversity of Andean corn. After being domesticated 8000 years ago in México, in Perú new varieties were created.

 

Selection and crossing adapted it to different terrains, climates, nutritional needs and regional culinary traditions. This delicate process couldn´t be replicated by today science.

 

Because of its beauty and the craftmanship involved in its making, corn has credentials to be considered a work of art, just as precolumbian textile art is.