Young weaver Celia Apaza Phacsi created this lovely mesa cloth / llikya in a classic style with bands of black and muted deep marron. Every aspect of the textile reflects an integral component of life in Q’eros and the relationship of the Q’ero people with the entire universe — a harmonious relationship of Ayni of mutual interdependence, connections, and reciprocity. The complex woven patterns reflect Q’ero life as strongly connected to the agricultural fields of Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Celia knelt on the ground over her loom over many weeks to produce this finely balanced textile. 27 x 23 inches. 68 x 59 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of the weaver holding your new mesa cloth.
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To learn more about Q’ero weaving and watch them spin and weave, watch this brief video: Weaving in the Q’ero Nation.