Traditional Mesa Cloth with Sacred Symbols of Inkarri and Double Inti


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Two bands of double rows of sacred Inti (sun, inner spiritual light) express the Q’ero people’s intimate relationship with the sun and sacred light. The outer bands depict the heroic Chunchu, or Inkarri, who is believed to return to bring the Q’ero people to their glory again. The outermost bands are in the classic red color with subtle dark stripes for a beautiful effect, withe strong black fields on the male and female sides of the mesa cloth. This traditional style mesa cloth reflects the sacred complementary duality as lived in the Andes of Peru.  Beatriz Apaza Quispe wove this outside her home in Q’eros at 13,000 feet in elevation. Your purchase helps her family and her community build a more sustainable life and supports traditional Q’ero culture.  30 x  25 inches. 76.5 x 64 cm.

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