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Peruvian Andean Handwoven Chumpi Belt
/ Each tie 13" L
Supports Indigenous Cultures
This wide, rustic and sturdy, gently used belt beautifully conveys the Peruvian Andean weavers traditional designs. These are intricate patterns and iconography of items important in their lives. Each icon has a specific meaning, some only known to the weaver herself. Reversible. Belts can be worn, used as ties or straps or used as an overlay on ground mesas or altars. Made in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
Size: / Each tie 13" L
Sacred Valley Textiles
Textile systems developed in Peru over the millennia represent a treasury of techniques rare in the world. Most remain unknown outside of Peru. They are passed on, not by writing, but by the Andean process of person-to-person communication, by watching and practicing. Peruvian weaving is a ritual activity with many layers of meaning.
Peruvian textiles honor Pachamama, Mother Earth. They express appreciation for the process of growth and generation and the concept of relatedness to other species and the natural world. Many people find inspiration in the ideas of indigenous people who developed systems of survival in this hemisphere before the time of Columbus. Icons and symbols expressed in the arts that inspire a respect for the earth can help to keep alive our efforts at preservation and conservation. Source: Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco
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