This traditional mesa cloth was woven with four rows of Inti — the sacred Light and Sun. 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 Gerillo Machaca knelt on the ground leaning over her loom for many days to produce this classic textile. 24×18.5 inches. 66 x 47 cm. Your purchase helps Lucia, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life. All proceeds go directly to the weaver and community projects.
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.