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Four large panels of sacred symbols express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the earth and with all aspects of the natural and spiritual world. The colorful woven symbols represent “saqas tika” — the furrows, fields and flowering plants — in beautiful balance. This traditional style mesa reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru. Q’ero textiles are like visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Weaver Alvina Apasa Gerillo is an elder in Hapu Grande. She knelt on the ground to lean over her loom for many days to produce this bright ceremonial. Square at 27 x 27 inches. 69 x 69 cm. Your purchase includes a photo Alvina holding your mesa cloth in her home village of Hapu Grande at 12,600 feet in elevation.
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.