This precisely woven mestana features the rainbow colors of the Inka Tiwantasuyo. The two wide rows of “saqas tika” — the furrows, fields and flowering plants — are positioned in beautiful balance with the two wide rows of Inti, the sun and sacred light. The black fields and deep maroon represent the uncultivated pampa. All aspects express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with Pachamama, the earth, and the natural and spiritual worlds. Q’ero textiles are like visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Larger than momst at 32 x 26.5 inches. 81 x 67 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of the weaver holding your new mestana.
Learn how your purchase helps the Q’ero people: Q’ero Life in the Andes: A Partnership.
To learn more about Q’ero weaving and watch them spin and weave, watch this brief video: Weaving in the Q’ero Nation.