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Lucia Gerillo Samata created this cheerful inner cloth in her tiny village of Yanaruma in Hapu Q’eros.  She hand stitched many colorful beads and a colorful border and three rows of rick-rack as used in festival and ceremonial clothing. Lucia used this at her home above 15,000 feet under the watchful care of the apus. The Q’ero people bundle sacred coca leaves in these traditional carry cloths. Women tuck them in their waist belts. Men carry them in their coca bags.  15 x 15 inches. 38 x 38 cm.  A photo of Lucia holding this tetile is included with your purchase.

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