Everything about this textile is soft and gentle: the yarns, the hues, the over-all effect. The images of Sacred Chunchu (Inkarri) in this mesa cloth are woven in soft hues of pink, blue-grey, red, and green. The figures of the Chunchu dancer represent the coming return of Inkarri, the great Inka who is believed to return to restore the Andean culture to its former greatness. Elder Maria Samata Quispe of Kiku (Quico) Q’eros wove this mesa cloth kneeling on the ground outside her home in Kiku (Quico) above 12,000 feet in elevation under the watchful protection of Apu Mama Rosa. Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 27.5 x 7 inches. 57 x 69 cm. This textile is soft and folds nicely. The edges are uneven, and thus the price reduction.
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