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This lovely mesa cloth has rich but soft hues in natural vegetal dyes. The soft warmth and beauty of the colors are not fully expressed by the photos. This is a deep-hearted and gorgeous textile by the wife of Benito Samata Apasa in the very remote village of Ccohcamarka. The expert weaver created this gorgeous textile with symbols of Inti (sacred light/sun) and Inkarri (or Chunchu) for an earth-grounding effect. The Q’ero 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 muted wine stripes in the outer bands contrasts with the mustard/marigold fields to frame the sacred symbols woven with a variety of colors. 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. 34.5 x 27 inches. 88 x 69 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Benito holding your new mesa cloth.
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