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Q'ero Andean Carrying Cloth - Natural - Half Design

Q'ero Andean Carrying Cloth - Natural - Quarter Design


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Q'ero Andean Carrying Cloth - Natural - Quarter Design

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Like its cousin the despacho cloth, the Q'ero use these plain-woven pieces to carry goods and food. This cloth is an example of the Q'ero carrying cloth, tightly woven in subtle, natural shades in a quarter design. This cloth has a very fine drape and is woven from soft wool, likely alpaca or an alpaca blend. Use as your mesa cloth or for your personal sacred space, or as an overlay on your altar. Gently used. Woven in the Andes of Peru.

SKU: txd0026
  • Product Size:
  • 25" L x 16" W
  • 5 Oz

Availability:In stock

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Carrying cloths, like bags, have many pre-Hispanic antecedents. They are square, and are used by placing the contents in the center, then folding two diagonally opposite corners over the contents, and then tying the remaining corners together. They are made in a variety of size for different kinds of goods.

Relatively few weavers know how to make these cloths. Textiles with dovetailed-warp joins are known from pre-Hispanic times, often with more elaborate designs. Although this technique does not appear to be part of the Inca style, it was probably used in nearby highland areas about which we have little archaeological information.