Traditional Mesa Cloth with Mirrored Inkarri Symbols

$155.00

1 in stock

This traditional mesa cloth was woven in the classic style with mirrored symbols of the 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 complex woven patterns reflect Q’ero life as strongly connected to the agricultural fields of Pachamama, the Apus, and all beings. Juana Machacca Phacsi of Kiku (Quico) village wove this mesa (llikya) by kneeling on the ground in front of her stone house. She would lean over her loom for many days to produce this finely balanced textile.   25 x 34 inches.  64 x 87 cm. Your purchase includes a photo of Juan holding your new mesa.

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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.