Tawa Inti Qocha Mesa / Llikya


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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 “Tawa Inti Qocha” — the sun at midnight.  The mesa contains the four parts of daily time: sunris — noon, sunset, and midnight — in beautiful balance. This traditional style mesa/llikya reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru.  Genoveva Apasa Samata created this tightly woven mesa cloth under the watchful gaze of Apu Mama Rosa in her village of Ccochamarka, Q’eros. Your purchase helps the Q’ero Nation build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  32 x 26 inches.  81 x 66 cm.  Your purchase includes a photo of Genoveva holding her child and a different textile.

Learn more about the Q’ero people and how your purchase helps Q’ero communities.  Heart Walk Foundation
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