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Handsome Inti Mesa / Llikya


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Maritza Phacsi Gerillo created this handsome mesa cloth / llikya in her home village of Kiku (Quico), Q’eros, under the watchful gaze of Apu Mama Rosa. This unusual textile has four rows of several variations of the sacred symbols of Inti (the sun, sacred light) and two wide black rows of the flowing agricultural fields. Maritza’s choice of color combinations evokes the complexity of life in fine harmony and calm. The wide black bands represent the agricultural fields given to the people by Pachamama. In turn they cultivate and care for the land, asking blessings and giving prayers in Ayni.  The elements in each weaving represent the relationship of the Q’ero people with the entire universe — a harmonious relationship of mutual interdependence, connections, and reciprocity. The complex woven patterns reflect Q’ero life as strongly connected to the agricultural fields of Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings.  25 x 29 inches. 63.5 x 73.5 cm.  NOTE:  the outer bands are more rust than (the orange) that may appear in your monitor.
Watch the Journey of your textile.  Tribal Store: Supporting Q’ero Culture
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.