This coca bag (chuspa) of alpaca has a soft hand of hand spun alpaca hair with sacred symbols of the chunchu dancer, or Inkarri. Weaver Guillermina Machacca wove this bag outdoors, kneeling over her loom, in her small Q’ero village of Kiku (Quioc) in the Andes Mountains of Peru. All proceeds from this sale directly help Guillermina, her family, and her community build a more stable life and preserve their beautiful culture in one of the most remote villages of the Andes Mountains. 12 W x 13 L plus strap of braided alpaca hair. 30.5 wide x 33 cm plus braided alpaca strap. NOTE: This bad has a “twin” with SKU 200.04.
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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.