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Four rows of sacred symbols express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the earth and with all aspects of the natural and spiritual world. The colorful woven symbols represent “saqas tika” — the furrows, fields and flowering plants — in beautiful balance — with symbols of the sacred Inti at sunrise, noon, sunet, and midnight. This traditional llikya / mesa cloth is in the classic style and is a form of visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Weaver Benedicta Apasa Flores knelt on the ground, leaning over her loom for many days to weave this cheerful mesa cloth. Larger than most mesas at 32 x 25 inches. 81 x 63 cm. Your purchase includes a photo Benedicta holding your new mesa cloth in her home village of Kiku (Quico) at 12,600 feet in elevation.
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.