Handsome Chunchu (Inkarri) Mesa Cloth


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Lucia Gerillo Machacca wove this mesa cloth of natural fiber hues in browns, tans, creams, and greys, with deep rust and forest green for the Inti symbols. The four bands of symbols of sacred Chunchu express the Q’ero people’s belief in the coming return of Inkarri (great Inka leader) and the resurgence of the greatness of the descendants of the Inka people. The bold images evoke strength and confidence in a world coming into harmony and balance.  The wide bands represent the agricultural fields. This traditional style mesa cloth reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru.  Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture. Nearly square, this lovely mesa cloth is 27.5 x 29 inches. 70 x 75 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo of Lucia holding a different textile.

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.