The weaver used beautiful colored threads to embroider the sacred symbols, brightening life in the misty grey landscape of Q’eros. She added sequins that are used for ceremonies and special occasions. The weaver put her bundle of sacred coca leaves in her carry cloth, and now this will be yours. to hold your khuyas and other sacred items in your mesa bundle. 17 x 17 in. 43 x 43 cm. The weaver created this in her home village of Kiku above 12,000 in elevation. Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community build food security and education as well as preserving their special culture.
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.