Francisca Apaza Samata created this soft cheerful mesa cloth using bright colors for the four rows of Inkarri / Chunchu figures, and bands of bright red and deep black. The symbols of the sacred Chunchu 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 calm confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. Fransisca wove this mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in Kiku (Quico) village of Q’eros. Your purchase helps her, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 28.5 x 25 inches. 72 x 63.5 cm.
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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.