Handwoven Mestana Cloth

Imbue your mesa (sacred altar) with two traditional Qero symbols.
This handwoven with naturally dyed yarn 
mestana cloth features both the Inkarri and Inti motifs: Inkarri, cultural hero and founder of the Inkas, and Inti, the Sun, depicted as a rayed diamond.

Woven by
Q'ero women in the high Andes, this weaving makes a perfect ground cloth for your sacred altar or mesa bundle.
It can also be used as a wall hanging, bringing blessings and protection to the room.

It measures 28 by 28 inches.

Each sale supports the communities preserving the legacy and teachings of the Paqo elders, descendants of the Inca. 

By weaving these beautiful and meaningful stories, these medicine men and women are preserving and sharing their healing knowledge, beliefs and traditions. Their main philosophy is “Ayni”, which means reciprocity and include balance and harmony with the Earth and with each other.

It is part of the tools of the shaman in the Q'ero lineage to be treated with respect. 

Maestra Doña Marquesa Apaza, daughter of Master Don Alejandro Apaza (both from the Apaza family lineage and founders of the Inca Medicine School) is a master weaver, creating the sacred handmade textiles that the Q'ero are well known for. 

These items are:

  • All handmade with naturally dyed Llama wool 

  • Permission is asked and a proper ceremony conducted for the llamas/alpacas in the community of Kiko high up in the Andes, before any material is collected (read more below)

  • A special ceremony to infuse the weavings with the energy of the mountains and nature is always held to make these items sacred (they are blessed, prayed over, etc in a traditional Q'ero way)

  • These weavings help support Maestra Doña Marquesa Apaza and her family, especially in these testing times for the Andean people

  • Ordering these sacred items help preserve the sacred teachings of the Q'ero, the heritage of the master weavers, and the sacred patterns that have been woven for thousands of years, and give back to the communities that are doing so much for the healing of our planet

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