Exquisite Chunchu (Inkarri) and Init (Sun) Mesa


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Nury Mamani Apasa shows us her cheerful personality in her photo holding your new mesa cloth. Nury wove this mesa cloth in beautiful hues to frame the four bands of sacred symbols of the Andes. The Chunchu figures 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.  The symbols evoke confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The wide bands represent agricultural fields. This traditional style mesa cloth reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru. Your purchase helps Nury, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  28 x 23 inches. 71 x 59 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo of Nury holding your new textile. NOTE:  the green and burgundy colors are softer and richer than appear in the main photo.

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.