Chunchu Simicha Traditional Mesa Cloth


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The mirrored symbols of the Inkarri represent the legend of the beheading of Inkarri (chunchu) who is believed to be returning to restore the grandeur of the Q’ero people.  Elder Vicentina Quispe Apasa created this ceremonial mesa cloth at her home in Hapu Grande, Q’eros at 13,000 feet in elevation under the wathcful gaze of Apu Mama Rosa and other powerful Apus of mountains and rivers.  24 x 30 inches.  61 x 76 cm.  Your purchase helps Vicentina, her family, and her community strengthen food security and build other community programs to preserve their beautiful culture. Your purchase includes a photo of Vicentina holding your new mesa.

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