Four bands of symbols of sacred Chunchus express the Q’ero people’s belief in the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the descendants of the Inka people to former strength. Each textile is a form of visual poetry that confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The wide outer bands and narrow center band are beautifully woven in soft, dark burgundy hues dyed with cochineal dye from an insect. The colorful figures are framed with natural dark browns, black, and deep roan burgundy for balanced hues. This two panels of the mesa cloth reflect the sacred complementary duality of male/female as lived in the Andes of Peru. The weaver created this mesa by kneeling on the ground outside her home in Kiku village, Q’eros, at over 12,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community to build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 30 x 28.5 inches. 76 x 72 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of the weaver’s husband, Matias Gerillo Quispe, holding your new mestana.
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