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Anita, an elder

Anita is one of the oldest living Q’ero. She had nevered traveled outside the Q’ero Nations until recently. She has no way to know her actual age.  Anita has cataracts, so weaving is difficult, yet she manages to create from memory. Anita has a lively personality, easily confronting anyone and scolding quickly, which is endearing and funny. Humor is a central aspect of Q’ero language and culture, and Anita embodies much hunor!  She shares a home with the brother of her deceased husband, Benito, who is probably in his 80s. Their one-room stone hut sits on the hogback of a steep decent into a river valley in the tiny traditional village of Raq’chi.  This is a place of tranquility and beauty. Our favorite village.