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Four bands of symbols of sacred Chunchu symbols 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 natural plant dyes used in these yarns evoke strength and confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. The wide outer bands and narrow center band are beautifully woven in soft, dark burgundy hues dyed with cochineal dye from an insect. The yarns of this large mesa cloth are evenly woven with balanced hues in muted colors. This traditional style mesa cloth reflects the sacred complementary duality of male/female as lived in the Andes of Peru. Colors are softer and more subtle than may appear in the photos. Genobera Apasa Samata wove this large mesa by kneeling on the ground outside her home in Ccochamarka village, Q’eros, at 14,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community to build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 32 x 28.5 inches. 81 x 72 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Genobera holding your new mesa cloth.