This inner cloth features a row of beautiful Chunchu (Inkarri) down the center. Weaver Mauricia Machacca Apaza used yarns in gray, natural, black, soft gold, and warm rust to express the Q’ero people’s strong connection to the earth. The wayaka, or wachala, inner cloth carries sacred importance to the Q’ero people. Women tuck them in their waist belts. Men carry them in their coca bags. The Q’ero people bundle sacred coca leaves in these traditional carry cloths. Your new inner cloth was woven in the Hapu Q’ero region of the Andes under the protective gaze of Apu Mama Rosa. 12 x 12 inches. 31 x 31 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Mauricia holdingher child and your new inner cloth.
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.