Four Directions Alpaca Inner Cloth


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Experience your connection with Pachamama with this unkuna cloth of natural alpaca hair colors.  In spite of their simplicity, these unkuna or wayaka cloths are remarkably challenging to weave.  They carry sacred importance to the Q’ero people. The people bundle sacred coca leaves in these traditional carry cloths. Q’ero women tuck them in their waist bands of their skirts. Men carry them in their coca bags. This ukuna cloth was woven in the Hapu Q’ero region of natural alpaca fiber in the traditional way.  It is very soft and folds nicely.  17 x 16 in.  43 x 41 cm.

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.