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The wachala is used by Q’ero people to bundle sacred coca leaves, ceremonial objects, and sacred stones (kuyas). Women tuck them in the waistbands of their skirts. Men carry them in their coca bags. You can put inside a mesa representing your inner world, while the mesa cloth represents your outer world. This wachala shows its authentic history in Q’eros with a burn mark (pictured front and back). 15 x 14 inches. 38 x 36 cm.
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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.