Elena Apaza Flores created this lovely mesa cloth of soft alpaca fiber using beautiful color combinations. The wide bands of soft green and gold represent the agricultural fields given to the Q’ero people by Pachamam so they can eat. Four bands of symbols 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 textile is soft with an overall balance of hue and tone that evoke peace. Elena wove this gentle mesa by kneeling on the ground outside her home in the Kiku village of Q’eros at 13,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 29 x 27 inches. 74 x 68 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Elena’s husband holding this beautiful textile.
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.