Inti and Saqas Tika Mestana / Mesa Cloth


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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 inner bands of complex symbols represent “saqas tika” — the furrows, fields and flowering plants — in beautiful balance. The symbols in the outer bands represent Ichu Inti, the spiritual being of sun and light. This beautiful llikya / mesa cloth is in a classic style. The symbols are like a visual poetry expressing the Q’ero people’s strong connection to Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings.  Martina Apasa Nolasco Quispe knelt on the ground, leaning over her loom for many days to produce this bright and cheerful textile. Their home is in the extremely remote village of Kiku Q’eros.    29 x 24.5 inches.  74 x 62 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo the weaver’s husband holding your new mesa cloth in their home village.
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.