Small Mesa Cloth with Sacred Inti and Inkarri Symbols


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This lovely mesa cloth has rich but soft  hues that  are not fully expressed by the photos. This is a deep-hearted and gorgeous textile bu Q’ero elder Lucila Machacca Apasa of Hapu Grande community. This expert weaver created this gorgeous textile with finely spun alpaca yarns to weave symbols of Inti (sacred light/sun) and Inkarri (or Chunchu) for an earth-grounding effect. 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 soft red-wine stripes in the outer bands contrasts with the black fields to frame the sacred symbols. The two panels express the complementary duality of male and female sides on the mesa cloth. Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. 21 x 16 inches. 54 x 40 cm.
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
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