Large Alpaca Coca Bag with Initis (Chuspa)


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SKU: 1200.03

Twelve-year-old Eva Silvia Phacsi Gerillo wove this large bag of alpaca that features rows of rising and setting Inti symbols, the sacred light.  Eva Silvia hand spun the alpaca yarns of browns, tans, cream, and soft gold to create this taditional and timeless chuspa.  She wove the bag outdoors, kneeling over her loom, in her Q’ero village of Kiku (Quico) in the Andes Mountains. Your purchase helps Eva, her family, and her community build a more stable life and preserve their culture in one of the most remote villages of the Andes Mountains.
11 W x 13 H  x 1 D inches plus 45 inch woven strap.  (28 x 33 cm x 2.5 cm plus 114 cm woven strap)

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.