Such people make up the majority of the population in squatter settlements that surround the major urban areas.
Each region in the Andes has distinctive hats, ponchos, blouses, skirts, and belts, often fabricated from homemade traditional textiles.
Recreational activities vary as widely in Peru as do the social classes, but for everyone there are the fiestas, which are held by numerous communities across the country.
In urban areas, people dress in typical Western-style clothing.
In rural areas, however, traditional clothing styles date back to the colonial period.
Later, Luis Duncker Lavalle, who composed mainly for the piano, incorporated Peruvian motifs into Western forms.