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This traditional mesa cloth was woven with two Inti Pupu — the sacred light — and two wide rows of Saqas Tika. All Q’ero weavings are like visual poetry that express the Q’ero people’s intimate and reciprocal relationship of AYNI with all elements of the universe. The wide black bands and deep maroon bands represent the uncultivated fields. Young weaver Flor Machacca Apasa of Kiku, Q’eros, knelt on the ground, leaning over her loom, for many days to produce wonderful mestana. 29 x 27.5 inches. 72 x 70 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Flor holding your new mesa cloth.
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To learn more about Q’ero weaving and watch them spin and weave, watch this brief video: Weaving in the Q’ero Nation.