Yaquelin Apasa Samata created this powerful mesa cloth in her home community of Quico. This cheerful mesa cloth uses deep burgundy and black for the outer bands and bright orange and deep pink for the Inkarri / Chunchu figures. Sacred Chunchu symbols express the traditional Q’ero myth of the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. This mesa evokes a strong confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. Yaquelin created this mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in Quico. Your purchase helps her, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 32 x 26.5 inches. 81 x 67 cm.
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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.