Alpaca Mesa of Natural Dyed Yarns with Chunchus

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This soft alpaca mesa cloth would make a wonderful traveling mesa. Woven of natural alpaca hair colors and softly dyed muted colors of muave, green and gold. Four rows of sacred Ch’unchus represent the coming return of Inkarri when the traditional descendants of the Inka people will rise again in the fullness of their beautiful culture. Genovera Apaza wove this textile in the traditional way, on her knees outside her home with the Andean Apus guarding her. The weaving process takes several months, and hand-dying with plant dyes is even more time-consuming and involved.  22 x 19 inches. 56 x 48 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo of Genovera holding this textile. You can meet the weavers of Q’eros as they ask for help to sell their weavings in this short film:   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.