Alpaca Mesa Cloth with Sacred Chunchu (Inkarri)


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The weaver displays her outstanding skill in this mesa cloth, in which each complex band features several forms of scared chunchu symbols.  The mirrored Chunchu represents the beheading of the Inkarri, who is believed to be returning to earth for the resurgence of the Inka (Q’ero) people. Natural dye was used to create the subtle pink yarns. The other colors are natural alpaca fiber. The alpaca yarns are very finely and evenly spun, and the textile even and balanced throughout. Created by wife of Emilio Machacca Apaza in her home in the hamlet of Yanaruma, Hapu Q;eros. 28 x 24 inches. 71 x 61 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.