Large Chunchu (Inkarri) Symbols Mesa Cloth

$165.00

1 in stock

SKU: 500.28 Categories: ,

Elder Vicentina Quispe Apaza created this stunning mesa cloth using bold hues for the Inkarri / Chunchu figures. Four bands of symbols of sacred Chunchu symbols express the traditional Q’ero myth of the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. This mesa evokes confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance. Vicentina wove this mesa kneeling on the ground outside her home in Hapu village of Q’eros at 12,600 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  29 x 22 inches. 73 x 66 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo of Vicentina’s husband holding your new textile in their home village in the Andes. Read about Vicentina in the panel to the right.
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.