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Lucia Gerillo Machacca created this handsome mesa cloth / llikya in a classic style with natural fiber colors in subtle stripes to represent the fields of crops. Four rows of Inti (the sun, sacred light) are finely woven in colors representing the relationship of the Q’ero people with the entire universe — a harmonious relationship of Ayni of mutual interdependence, connections, and reciprocity. The complex woven patterns reflect Q’ero life as strongly connected to the agricultural fields of Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Lucia knelt on the ground to lean over her loom in Hapu Grande, Q’eros, over many weeks to produce this finely balanced textile. 26 x 30 inches. 66 x 76 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of the weaver holding your new mesa cloth.
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.