Four rows of double Chunchu Dancers (Inkarri) make a bold statement about the Q’ero people’s belief in the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the coming resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. Justine Samata Champi of Kiku Q’eros framed the Chunchu Dancers with bands of sold black and deep maroon. The solid wide bands represent the growing fields. Indeed, each aspect of every textile expresses how the Q’ero people are integrated into the world of Pachamama — the agricultural fields, sunlight, air, water, skies, season — in short, the universe. Each textile is a visual form of cultural narrative rich in symbols and imagery like woven poetry. Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 26 x 25 inches. 67 x 64 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.