Genovera Phacsi Apasaa created this strong mesa cloth with an overall balance of hue and tone that evoke stability, strength and confidence in relationship with the natural world. Four bands of sacred Chunchu symbols 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 mesa reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru. Genovera wove this classic mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in her village under the watchful gaze of Apu Mama Rosa. Your purchase helps Genovera, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. Larger than most mesa cloths at 29 x 30 inches. 73 x 76 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Genovera holding your new textile.
Watch the Journey of your textile. Tribal Store: Supporting Q’ero Culture
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.