A variety of natural colors of alpaca fiber and brighter colors include side bands of sacred Inti (light, sun) and a center band of sacred Chunchus (Inkarri). Q’ero weaver Florencia Machacca Sucli hand spun all fiber into fine yarns. Then she created traditional coca bag, or chuspa. She wove the bag outdoors, kneeling on the ground, outside her home in Kiku (Quico) village in the Q’ero region of the Andes Mountains. 10.5 wide x 10.5 inches long plus fringe and 37 inch woven strap. 27 x 27 cm. plus 94 cm woven strap. Your purchase helps Florencia, her family and her community to preserve culture and build a more stable life.
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.