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This wonderful mesa cloth evokes strength and confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance with bold images of Inti (sun god) and Condor. The black bands represent the agricultural fields given by Pachamama to sustain the Q’ero people. The yarns of the complex symbols are woven of natural colors of alpaca. The expertise of weaver Rina Quispe Huillca, an elder of Q’eros, is evident in the evenly hand-spun yarns and advanced skills to create the complex sacred symbols. The entire mestana is finely bound on all sides. Your purchase helps Rina, her family, and her community to build a more sustainable life and support for traditional Q’ero culture. 24 x 22 inches. 61 x 56 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Rina holding your new mestana. One closeup features one of the condor symbols. NOTE: There are several small flaws in this textile, which are highlighted in a close-up photo. The price has been reduced accordingly.
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.