Agostina Apaza Quispe wove this colorful mesa cloth in her home community of Quico. Two inner rows of Saqas Tika represent furrows, fields, and flowering plants. The outer two rows represent Inti — the spirit of light and the sun — at sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight. The two panels represent the male-female complimentary duality of Q’ero culture. All aspects of every Q’ero textile are visual poetry that express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the earth, Pachamama, the Apus, and all aspects of the natural and spiritual world. 25.5 x 31 inches. 64.8 x 78.7 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.