However, times have now changed and today's brides and grooms exchange the coins as a symbol of the wealth and finances they will equally share.
In Spain, the (wedding ring) is worn on the ring finger of the right hand.
Coins stitched to the bags would demonstrate their value to the owners.
In the Tarabuco region beautiful square bags worked in black and white with coloured borders were used to contain offerings to the dead, often foods for eternity, to accompany them on their journey to another life.
Tarija offers universal health insurance, which can create high demand for services and strains on the system due to lack of personnel and equipment.