Classic Inkarri Mesa / Lliklla


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The colorful and complex images of Inkarri (Chunchu) in this mesa cloth evoke strength and confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The Inkarri expresses 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. Lauriana Samata Apasa used her skills to create this tightly woven textile framing the Inkarri with bright colors. Lauriana wove this mesa cloth kneeling on the ground outside her home in Hapu Grande above 12,000 feet in elevation under the watchful protection of Apu Mama Rosa. Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  23 x 30.5 inches. 59 x 77 cm.

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