Four bands of Chunchus symbols express the Q’ero people’s belief in the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the descendants of the Inka people to former strength. Each textile is a form of visual poetry that conveys confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The colorful figures are framed with contrasting hues of black and red. The two panels of the mesa cloth stitched together reflect the sacred union of masculine and feminine. Maria Machacca Apaza created this mesa by kneeling on the ground outside her home in Hapu village, Q’eros, at over 12,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community to build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 26 x 24 inches. 66 x 62 cm.