This stunning woven textile depicts four wide rows of “saqas tika” representing the furrows, fields and flowering plants positioned in beautiful balance. The deep marroon and black fields represent the uncultivated pampa. All aspects express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with Pachamama, the earth, and all aspects of the natural and spiritual world. Q’ero textiles are like visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. The Q’ero weaver knelt on the ground leaning over her loom for many days to produce this bright ceremonial textile. This powerful Mestana measures 25.5 x 27.5 inches. 65 x 70 cm.
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To learn more about Q’ero weaving and watch them spin and weave, watch this brief video: Weaving in the Q’ero Nation.