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International Coffeehouses: Ecuador

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

Panoramic photo of Quito

Jonas Witt [Photographer]. (2010). Quito (Digital Image). Retrieved from flickr.com on March 12, 2019. Licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Facts in Brief

Flag of Ecuador with three horizontal stripes yellow, blue, and red from top to bottom and the seal in the center

The Republic of Ecuador lies on the west coast of South America. In 1822 Ecuador achieved independence from Spain as part of Gran Colombia, from which it seceded in 1830. Until 1948 Ecuador’s political life was characterized by a rapid succession of presidents, dictators and juntas. Thereafter, military interventions in politics and government occurred frequently. In 1978 a democratic Constitution was approved. Rafael Correa Delgado of the Alianza País was elected President in 2006. In October 2008 a new Constitution entered into force following its approval in a referendum. Correa was re-elected to the presidency in 2009 and 2013. Following an election in 2017 Lenín Moreno, a close ally of Correa, was elected President. Quito is the capital. Spanish is the official language.


Citations:

Country Flag (Ecuador), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 12 March 2019 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/ec.FLAG

Ecuador, in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 12 March 2019 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/ec

Map of Ecuador

Map of Ecuador


Citation:

Country Map (Ecuador), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 12 March 2019 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/ec.MAP

Art & Architecture

Photo of a sun mask diadem

Sun mask: diadem. 200-400 A.D. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822001442456

Photo of a 3rd-10th Century nose plug

Ecuador, Esmeraldas, 3rd-10th Century. Nose Plug. 200-1000. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMICO_CL_103800199

photo of an 11th-16th Century Ceramic Ocarina

Ceramic Ocarina. 11th-16th century. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SS7731421_7731421_11055693

Culture: Carchi
Work Type: Ceramics-Musical Instruments
Measurements: H. 2 1/2 x W. 5 1/2 in. (6.4 x 14 cm)

photo of Chimborazo

Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859. Voyage de Humboldt et de Bonpland: Chimborazo seen from the Tapia Plateau. 1810. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822003738505

Photo of Poncho

Ecuador. Poncho. 20th century. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ADALLASIG_10313602691

Photo of Southern Ecuador

Currie, Leonard J. (Leonard James), 1913-1996, Photographer: Currie, Leonard J. (Leonard James), 1913-1996. Southern Ecuador near the border. Aug. 1953, (photo taken). Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SS37059_37059_41064084

Picture of a pottery bowl

Pottery Bowl. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMNHIG_10313875750
Culture: Canelos-Quichua
Creation/Discovery Site: Pastaza River Region, Ecuador
Material: Clay, Glaze
Measurements: D:23.1 H:10.5
Description: A beautifully decorated pottery bowl created by Eva and Virginia Malaver in the early 1990s. It is a bowl for ceremonial drinking of chicha, native beer brewed from maize. The artists used natural slips and paintbrushes fashioned from human hair. Neal J.

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Snapshots of Ecuador

Photo of cacao pods

Alex Webb. ECUADOR. Los Rios (on the Napo River). 2002. Cacao pods.. 2002. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311522858

Photo of a child holding cacao leaves

Alex Webb. ECUADOR. Mushullacta. 2002. Cacao leaves are used as umbrellas in a typical cacao-orientated village.. 2002. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311523000

Photo of a monkey with sacks of cacao nuts

Alex Webb. ECUADOR. Quevedo. 2002. Monkey with sacks of cacao at an exporter's plant.. 2002. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311522857

Photo of fishermen near Cauchal

Alex Webb. ECUADOR. 1999. Near Cauchal. Hauling in a fish net.. 1999. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311517382

Photo of people horse back riding near Playas at the coast of Ecuador

Dieter Telemans. Sunday trip on horses near Playas at the coast of Ecuador. 2009. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APANOSIG_10313569143

Photos a bird at Galapagos Islands

Stuart Franklin. ECUADOR. Galapagos Islands. 1997. ECUADOR. Galapagos Islands. The swallow-tailed gull, the world's only gull species that hunts at night. 1997.. 1997. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311500367

Photo of Children selling vegetables in a Quito market

Dieter Telemans. Children sell vegetables in a market in Quito. 2009. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APANOSIG_10313569144

A photo of children at a primary school in the area of Quito

Dieter Telemans. Josua, a pupil at a primary school in the area of Quito, with his school friends.. 2009. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APANOSIG_10313569180

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Additional Resources

Music

Lowland Tribes of Ecuador

Lowland tribes of Ecuador album art

¡Así Kotama!

Asi Kotama Album Cover art