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Soft Natural Ch’unchu Mesa


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Flora Apaza Samata created this soft mesa cloth using all natural alpaca fibers to depict the sacred Inkarri / Chunchu figures. The mirrored symbols of the Inkarri represent the legend of the beheading of Inkarri (chunchu) who is believed to be returning to restore the grandeur of the Q’ero people. Flora wove this mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in Quico, Q’eros at over 14,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase includes a photo of Flora holding this mesa, and proceeds go to help her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  24 x 30 inches. 61 x 76 cm. NOTE:  The pinks in this mesa are softer and more muted than in the photos, especially the center bands.
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.