The beautiful woven symbols represent “saqas tika” — the furrows, fields and flowering plants — in beautiful balance. The entire textile is visual poetry that expresses the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the earth and with all aspects of the natural and spiritual world and strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. The deep burgundy bands contrast nicely with the deep rose threads. Created by Ignacia Machacca Apaza of Hapu Q’eros. 27 x 25 inches. 69 x 63.5 cm. Your purchase supports the weaver, her family, and her community.
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.