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Ecuador - Morona Santiago, Wampuik Achuar Association, Ishpingo - Ishpingo Village (population 35): 8/18/2005 -


Chicha (Manioc Beer) - the daily Achuar beverage (becomes an alcoholic beverage if more than 3 days old) is made by peeling the root of a Yucca (Manioc) tree, cooking it and then putting it in a bowl and mashing it with a stick. Then the Achuar women chew it in their mouth for 5 minutes, spit it back into the bowl and repeat this process until the entire bowl has been chewed. Mix with water and you have Chicha.








Renaldo in the rain










Wasump drinking Chicha (Manioc Beer) - the daily Achuar beverage (becomes an alcoholic beverage if more than 3 days old) is made by peeling the root of a Yucca (Manioc) tree, cooking it and then putting it in a bowl and mashing it with a stick. Then the Achuar women chew it in their mouth for 5 minutes, spit it back into the bowl and repeat this process until the entire bowl has been chewed. Mix with water and you have Chicha.


Wasump drinking Chicha (Manioc Beer) - the daily Achuar beverage (becomes an alcoholic beverage if more than 3 days old) is made by peeling the root of a Yucca (Manioc) tree, cooking it and then putting it in a bowl and mashing it with a stick. Then the Achuar women chew it in their mouth for 5 minutes, spit it back into the bowl and repeat this process until the entire bowl has been chewed. Mix with water and you have Chicha.












Side of a dugout canoe at the dock of the Ishpingo Village


Dugout canoe at the dock of the Ishpingo Village


Dugout canoes at the dock of the Ishpingo Village



An Achuar drinking from the Pastaza River


An Achuar drinking from the Pastaza River


An Achuar drinking from the Pastaza River


Two Achuar women washing clothes in the Pastaza River



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