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They live in the Puna region, a plane and arid area located 3,000 meters above sea level with shortage of rains.

Women take care of the animals (sheep and llamas), while men work in agriculture (growing potatoes, green beans and quinoa among other things) and in housing construction.

Their artisan work involves women weaving llama and sheep's wool using a spindle to create belts in loom of waist and using horizontal looms they weave llama and sheep's wool pashminas. Men weave barracanes, fabrics originally used to produce their own clothes.

In Argentina, the Kolla community barely keeps using their own traditional language but they do keep alive numerous rites and cultural festivals.

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