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Los ‘cholets’ y la nueva burguesía boliviana

The term ‘cholet’ derives from the combination of ‘cholo’ (native person) and ‘chalet’ (type of house) and it’s used to describe a new style of colorful and eye-catching buildings that are gaining popularity in the city of El Alto, Bolivia, among a rising class of Aymara business people and wealthy artisans to honor and promote Aymara culture.

Click play to learn more about the origins and inspiration for the striking ‘cholets’!