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Chincheros Mestana Cloth

SKU: txm0113

 • Product Size: 30.5" L  x  30" W

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This sturdy mestana cloth is hand woven and features traditional Chincheros motifs in its bands. The designs are woven to produce an image with positive color and weave effect on one side and opposite color and weave effect of the same image on the reverse, making it beautiful on both sides. Makes a fitting mestana or altar cloth. Edges are finished with the distinctive nawi awapa edging or eye border, which is believed to have special protective qualities. To the Inca, this eye represents a place of generation, like a seed in a furrow or a sprout on a potato. From the Chincheros of the high Andes mountains of Peru.
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  • Chincheros Mestana Cloth Features:Hand Woven Traditional Chincheros design Reversible pattern Finshed edging on all four sides Decorative and protective nawi awapa edging

  • Chincheros

    Chincheros is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3762 meters above sea level and about 30km from Cusco. There are beautiful views overlooking the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the Cordillera Vilcabamba and the snow-capped peak of Salkantay dominating the western horizon. Chincheros is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. The village mainly comprises mud brick (adobe) houses, and locals still go about their business in traditional dress.