Four bands of symbols of sacred Chunchu express the Q’ero people’s belief in the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. The bold Inkarri symbols evoke strength and confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The deep red outer bands and black inner bands are beautifully woven with fine yarns. The strong Inkarri symbols highlight the importance of the hope for a better future. This traditional style mesa cloth reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru. Colors are more subtle than may appear in the photos. The weaver wove this cheerful mestana by kneeling on the ground outside her home in Kiku (Quico), Q’eros, at 12,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 28.5 x 29 inches. 72 x 74 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Benedicto Apasa Flores, the weaver’s husband, in their village. He is holding your new mesa cloth.
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