Beautiful Mestana with Sacred Inti and Inkarri


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This lovely mesa cloth has rich and warm hues in to feature the strong Inti and Inkarri symbols. The beauty of the colors are not fully expressed by the photos. This is a deep-hearted and gorgeous textile by Julia Quispe Huillca of teh Kiku community in Q’eros. The symbols of Inti represent the sacred light/sun, and the  I Chunchu remind the Q’ero that believe the Inkarri will someday return as the great Inka leader to lift up the Andean people. Inti symbols express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the sun and light. The Inti symbols represent the rising and setting sun, that is, noon. The red outer bands contrasts nicely with the mustard/marigold wide inner fields to frame the sacred symbols woven with a variety of colors. The two panels express the complementary duality of male and female sides of the universe. Your purchase helps Julia, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 29 x 27.5 inches. 74 x 70 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo of Julia’s husband holding your new mestana.
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
Learn more about the Q’ero people and how your purchase helps Q’ero communities.  Heart Walk Foundation
Watch videos about Q’ero Life in the Andes.