In the Andes, "ojotas" (oh-Hoh-tas), or sandals, usually connote a thrift-minded alternative to factory-made shoes. Originally they were fashioned from leather; rubber from recycled tires was used as early as the 1920s and is the default today. The ojotas and the feather — perhaps an eagle feather? — suggest a fellow who proudly identifies himself with Peru's indigenous population, or simply with country folk, and who hungers for good cooking without affectation. The roasted body of a second bird, held aloft, would be a morbid touch if not for those big blue eyes. See also chullo-wearing chicken.
El Pollo Inka Peru
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