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Qero

Q'ero Nation of Peru

The Q'ero Nation is located a one day ride on horseback from the road to Paucartambo in Cusco and is the oldest in the Inca Tradition. They live 4,300 meters high in the Peruvian Andes. They grow and eat potatoes, such as olluco and oca. Children between the ages of 7-14 attend school. Medical assistance is scarce. They work and live as a community of 800 or so people. They marry among themselves and have kept their customs alive since Incan times.

The main activity of the Q'ero, 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 displayed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

The Q'erobelieve they are the last descendants of the Inca. According to tradition, their ancestors defended themselves from invading Spanish conquistadores with the aid of the local mountain deities (los Apus) which devastated the 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 (e.g., Altumisayuq, Pampamisayuq) still have a high reputation. They worship Mother Nature (Pachamama) as well as other mountain spirits like Apu Ausangate (Apu Ausangate) and other regional deities.


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  1. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag - Inkarri

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inkarri, the cultural folk hero of the Incas in one of his anthropomorphic forms. A perfect and practical place to store your mesa artes, or altar artfor travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $42.00
  2. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag - Inti

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inti, or the Sun. Inti is usually depicted as a rayed diamond.  Coca bags make for a perfect and practical place to store your mesa, or altar, artes for travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $42.00
  3. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag - Inti

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored vertical stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inti, or the Sun. Inti is usually depicted as a rayed diamond.  Coca bags make for a perfect and practical place to store your mesa artes, or stones, for travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $65.00
  4. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag - Inti

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored vertical stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inti, or the Sun. Inti is usually depicted as a rayed diamond.  Coca bags make for a perfect and practical place to store your mesa artes, or stones, for travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $65.00
  5. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag - Inti

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored vertical stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inti, or the Sun. Inti is usually depicted as a rayed diamond.  Coca bags make for a perfect and practical place to store your mesa artes, or stones, for travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $65.00
  6. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag - Inti w/strap

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inti, or the Sun. Inti is usually depicted in hand woven textiles as a rayed diamond. This bag has both a quartered Inti and half Inti designs. Coca bags, although originally intended to carrying coca leaves, also make for a perfect and practical place to store your mesa, or altar, artes for travel. This one has a twisted yarn shoulder strap with a drop of 28 inches and three coordinated color yarn tassels across the bottom. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $54.00
  7. Q'ero Ch'uspa Coca Leaf Bag -Half Inti

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features brightly colored vertical stripes flanking in the center band the motif for Inti, or the Sun. Inti is usually depicted as a rayed diamond.  Coca bags make for a perfect and practical place to store your mesa artes, or stones, for travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $65.00
  8. Q'ero Chumpi Belt

    This woven cloth, heavily beaded belt beautifully conveys traditional Q'ero weaving technique and design. Intricate patterns and iconography of items important in their lives.  1.5 inches wide.  33 inches long.  Add 7.5 inches for tie end.  Add 2 more inches for loop end.  Total length exclusive of tassels is 42 inches.  Hand woven and beaded by the Q'ero of Peru. 

    $75.00
  9. Q'ero Chuspa Shoulder Bag

    Narrow and deeply constructed handwoven bag is the perfect size for your sunglasses, smart phones or sacred stones. Side stripes are woven in natural shades with the center band pattern of Inti, the sun.  Shoulder strap is colorful too.  Bottom edging consists of three double tassels. Hand made in Peru.

    $75.00
  10. Q'ero Coca Leaf Bag Natural - Inkarri

    Our traditional Q'ero hand woven ch'uspakuna, or coca bag, features natural tone stripes flanking in the center woven band the motif for Inkarri, the cultural folk hero of the Incas in one of his anthropomorphic forms. A perfect and practical place to store your artes or healing stones for travel. Hand woven and sewn by Qero in the high Andes of Peru.

    $65.00
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