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Yeniba Samata Machacc wove this cheerful mesa cloth outdoors, on the ground, in front of her home in Kiku, Qeros. The two bands of symbols of sacred Chunchu express the Q’ero people’s belief in the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. The inner bands represent Inti, the sacred sun and inner light. These images evoke confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The wide bands represent agricultural fields. Q’ero mesa cloths are woven in two panels and reflect the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru. Your purchase helps Yeniba, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 29.5 x 23/5 inches. 75 x 60 cm. This mesa folds nicely to hold your inner cloth and khuyas. Your purchase includes a photo of Yeniba holding your new textile.
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.