Dominga Apasa Samata created this strong mesa cloth with an overall balance of hue and tone that evoke peace, stability, 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. Dominga wove this classic mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in Ccachamoka village of Q’eros at 14,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 29.5 x 30.5 inches. 75 x 77 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Dominga 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.