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Qero Nicholas

Nicholas & Lucia Flores Aoaza from the Q'ero NationQ'ero Nation of Peru

The Q'ero Nation is situated at one day on horseback from the road to Paucartambo in Cusco and it is the oldest in the Inca Tradition. They live at 4,300 meters of altitude in the Peruvian Andes. They grow potatoes, olluco, oca (types of Andean potatoes). This is what they eat. They have a school for children between the ages of 7-14. Medical assistance is scarce. They work and live as a community of about 800 people. They marry among them and have kept their customs alive since the Inca times.

The main activity of the Q'ero people, besides agriculture, is weaving. They use natural dyes for their wool. Their techniques and designs are considered to be the closest to those of their ancestors. Their weavings have been shown at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

The Q'ero believe that they are descended from the Inca and consider themselves the last descendants. According to tradition, their ancestors defended themselves from invading Spanish conquistadores with the aid of local mountain deities (Apu) that devastated a Spanish Army near Wiraquchapampa.

The religion of the Q'ero is syncretic, consisting of a mixture of European Christianity with elements of the traditional religion of the Andes. Shamans of different levels (Altumisayuq, Pampamisayuq) still have a high reputation. They worship Mother Nature (Pachamama) as well as other mountain spirits like Apu Ausangate (Apu Awsanqati) and other regional dieties.


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  1. Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Half Inti

    Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Half Inti

    Our rich and colorfully hand woven Q'ero mestana features the traditional rayed diamond or Inti motif of the rising and setting sun. Woven by the Q'ero peoples of the high Peruvian Andes, this weaving makes for a perfect mesa cloth for your personal altar.

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    $175.00

  2. Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Ocongate

    Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Ocongate

    Colorful Ocongate-style mestana bound on all four sides with contrasting color fabric with pattern. Some diamond designs are filled with the t'ika or flower motif.  Perfect for use as a mesa cloth for your personal altar. Gently used.  Hand made in Peru.

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    $295.00

  3. Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Ocongate

    Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Ocongate

    Colorful Ocongate-style mestana bound on all four sides with contrasting color edge with pattern. Some diamond designs are filled with the t'ika or flower motif.  Perfect for use as a mesa cloth for your personal altar. Gently used. Hand made in Peru.

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    $295.00

  4. Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Ocongate

    Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Ocongate

    Colorful Ocongate-style mestana bound on all four sides with contrasting color patterened fabric. Some diamond designs are filled with the t'ika or flower motif.  Perfect for use as a mesa cloth for your personal altar. Gently used.  Hand made in Peru.

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    $295.00

  5. Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Q'ocha

    Q'ero Andean Lliklla Mestana Cloth - Q'ocha

    The Q'ero traditional supplementary-warp woven pattern Qocha, or lake, is evidenced in the flowing wavelike motif.  Hand woven by Q'ero women living in the high Peruvian Andes, this weaving is perfect as a mesa cloth for your altar.

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    $195.00

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    Q'ero Traditional Alpaca Blend Poncho - Black

    A beautiful ebony alpaca blend poncho with subtle narrow bands of light gold stripes and a simple banded finish on the edges. Soft and snuggly due to the inclusion of acrylic with the wool yarn. Made in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.

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    $200.00

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