photos – Traditional Inkarri Mesa / Llikya

$160.00

1 in stock

Alicia Gerillo Quispe created this traditional llikya / mesa cloth in the classic style with symbols of the sacred Chunchu, or Inkarri. The Andean myth of the Inkarri predicts that the great Inka will return to restore the Andean people to their former glory. The combination of fields and woven patterns reflect Q’ero life as strongly connected to the agricultural fields of Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Alicia lives in Kiku (Quico) village, where she wove this mesa (or llikya) by kneeling on the ground over her simple loom.Your purchase helps the weaver, her family, and her community develop projects for stability and cultural preservation. 29 x 25 inches.  74 x 64 cm.  A photo of Alicia holding your new mesa is included with your purchase.

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.