This beautifully woven textile is soft to the touch and folds easily. The four wide rows of “saqas tika” — the furrows, fields and flowering plants — are positioned in beautiful balance. The deep marroon and black fields represent the uncultivated pampa. All aspects express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with Pachamama, the earth, and all aspects of the natural and spiritual world. Q’ero textiles are like visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Weaver Dominga Samata Champi knelt on the ground in front of her home in the village of Kikuo (Quico), leaning over her loom for many days to produce this bright ceremonial textile. Your new textile has a soft hand and folds nicely. 29 x 27 inches. 74 x 69 cm.
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.