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These remarkable metal medallions are used with leather laces to tie your khuyas and artes into your mestana to make a portable bundle. The sacred diamond shape bears the totems of the four directions: serpent, jaguar, condor and hummingbird. Comes with two color leather laces which thread into metal loops on the back of the piece. Select your color from antique black, antique brass, antique bronze, antique gold or antique silver. Handmade in the USA.
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.
Authentic Peruvian bead-trimmed woven watana tie with traditional designs can be used for so many things, so tie one on. On your hat, in your hair, around your mesa cloth or despacho offrendo, and what ever else you want to adorn with beauty and functionality! Approximately 48 inches long. Measures 1 inch wide inclusive of bead trim. From the Sacred Valley of Peru.
Our watana tie is handwoven from natural dyed yarns into a geometric diamond chain design. It is embellished with tiny beads on either edge. Use this handy cord to wrap around and secure your mesa bundle, as a hatband, in your hair, or whatever else you want to adorn with beauty and functionality! Measures 46 inches exclusive of fringe ends and 1 inch wide inclusive of bead trim. Choose from below your option of white or orange bead trim. Tie one on. From the Sacred Valley of Peru.
The wantana is a typical clothing accessory in several Peruvian communities; a handwoven cord or tie ending in a threaded tassel at both ends can be used for many things: tie one on your hat as a stylish hatband or chin strap, weave it into your hair or other hair ornaments; use it to tie up your despacho cloth to carry your Pachamama offering to the ceremonial site or whatever else you want to adorn with beauty, color and functionality! This one has many tiny white beads. Yours may differ slightly from the photo due to its handmade nature. Sold individually. From the Q'ero of Peru.