The wayaka, or wachala, cloth carries sacred importance to the Q’ero people. They people bundle sacred coca leaves in these traditional carry cloths. Women tuck them in their waist belts. Men carry them in their coca bags. You will treasure this wayaka woven in the Hapu Q’ero region of the Andes under the protective gaze of Apu Mama Rosa. 14 x 15.5 inches. 36 x 39 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.