Handsome Mesa Cloth with Sacred Inti

$160.00

1 in stock

SKU: 500.84 Categories: ,

This handsome mesa cloth has rich but muted hues of mustard and maroon that are not fully expressed by the photos. This is a deep-hearted and textile by Q’ero weaver Francis Phacsi Samata of the Kiku community in Q’eros. This expert weaver created this earthy textile with finely spun yarns to weave the fields of maroon and mustard implementing the advanced technique of incorporating subtle stripes in those panels.  The four rows of Inti symbols  (sacred light/sun) are somewhat raised by the use of thicker yarns, adding dimension to the overall textile. The Inti symbols in this textile represent the rising and setting sun, that is, noon, and reflect the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with nature. 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. 29 x 24 inches. 81 x 79 cm.
Watch the story of how your textile was created in the Q’ero Nation and it’s journey to your hands and heart.  Weaving the the Q’ero Nation
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