This distinguished traditional mesa cloth was woven by Lucia Gerillo Machaca in the community of Hapu Q’eros. With four striking rows of Inti cocha– the sacred flowing waters of light. The weaving expresses the Q’ero people’s reciprocal relationship of AYNI with all elements of the universe. The wide black bands and deep maroon bands represent the uncultivated fields. Lucia knelt on the ground, leaning over her loom for many days to produce this classic textile. 28 x25.50 inches. 71 x 65 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.