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Gregoria Sucle Apaza created this poem of a mesa cloth using hand spun alpaca yarns to depict two rows of sacred Inti symbols in beautiful patterns. Gregoria used natural alpaca fiber colors for the charcoal color. And she used natural plant dyes for all the other yarns. This mesa cloth is unusual because it is woven of one piece (rather than the typical two panel mesas). It is also a true square, which is very unusual in Q’ero mesas. This textile expresses the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the sun and light, seasons, weather, climate, and all natural and spiritual forces of the universe.. The reds in the outer bands contrast with the large field of black on the male and female sides of the mesa cloth. There is also a lovely binding almost completely around the edges, with one opening.

Gregoria wove this outside her home in Q’eros at 15,000 feet in elevation under the blessing of Apu Mama Rosa (over 17,000 feet). Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  22.5 x 22.5 inches. 57 x 57 cm.  A photo of Gregoria is included with your purchase.

Learn more about the Q’ero people and how your purchase helps Q’ero communities.  Heart Walk Foundation
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