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This simple despacho cloth is hand woven with natural fibers and features traditional Chincheros motifs in its bands. Reversible. The designs are woven to produce an image with positive color and weave effect on one side and opposite color and weave effect of the same image on the reverse. Tasseled on each of the four conrners with sewn on decorative edging on two sides. Use for wrapping your despacho offering and taking it to its offering place. From the Chincheros of the high Andes mountains of Peru.
Akin to the traditional women's faldas , or skirts, which are woven with patterns of protection, these cloths are considered to be healing cloths. They are used in the shamanic healing ceremonies where they are placed upon the patient's body to infuse it with the healing power of the featuredicaro or medicine song. The design on this cloth is said to represent prosperity. Hand made in Peru.