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This handsome mesa cloth has rich but muted hues of red and jade blue that are not fully expressed by the photos. It is unusual to see shades of blue in Q’ero textiles.This is a deep-hearted and gorgeous textile by Q’ero weaver Emiliana Samata Apasa of the Ccochamarka community in Q’eros. This expert weaver created this gorgeous textile with finely spun yarns to weave symbols of Inti (sacred light/sun) and the Inkarri (or Chunchu) for an earth-grounding effect. The myth of Inkarri says that the great Inka leader Inkarri will lift up the Andean people. The Inti symbols represent the rising and setting sun, that is, noon, and reflect the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with nature. The muted red lines in Inti balance the dark grey lines and the bands of black that represent agricultural fields. The two panels express the complementary duality of male and female sides on the mesa cloth. Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 30.5 x 25.5 inches. 77 x 65 cm.
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