Alpaca Skin and Fur Ceremonial Coca Bag


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Paqos and traditional Q’ero use this kind of ch’uspa, a special fur bag made of an alpaca that was miscarried or stillborn. It is used for carrying ceremonial objects, and they keep it wrapped in a carrying cloth. Coca leaves are carried in the same bundle.  This chus’pa is from Gloria Samata Apasa of tiny Yanaruma village in the Hapu Q’eros Nation. Photo of Gloria holding two chus’pas is included with your purchase.

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