Young weaver Julia Samata Lunasco created this dynamic mesa cloth using pink hues to frame the bold Inkarri / Chunchu figures. Four bands of symbols of sacred Chunchu symbols express the traditional Q’ero myth of the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. The mirrored symbols of the Inkarri represent the legend of the beheading of Inkarri (chunchu) who is believed to be returning to restore the grandeur of the Q’ero people. Julia wove this mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in Ccochamarka village of Q’eros at over 14,000 feet in elevation. Julia demonstrates her skills by weaving the challenging subtle stripes in the pink outer bands. Your purchase helps Julia, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 33 x 25.5 inches. 84 x 65 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Julia holding your new textile in her village in the Andes. NOTE: The pinks in this mesa are softer and more muted than in the photos, especially the center bands.
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To learn more about Q’ero weaving and watch them spin and weave, watch this brief video: Weaving in the Q’ero Nation.