Segundina Apaza Machaca wove this powerful mestana outdoors, on the ground, in front of her home in Hapu, Qeros. Four rows of Init symbols represent the rising and setting sacred sun and the sacred inner light. These patterns are a visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s interdependence with Pachamama. Q’ero mesa cloths are woven in two panels that reflect the sacred complementary duality of male and female as lived in the Andes of Peru. Your purchase helps Segundina, her family, and her community and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 28.5 x 25.5 inches. 72 x 65 cm.
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.