We’ve just received an amazing selection of rainbow textiles from the weavers of Chinchero, Peru. This village is known as the rainbow community because of its glorious, naturally dyed fabrics formed in celebration of Kuichi, the Quechuan term for rainbow. The rainbow was sacred to the Inka, as it spoke to the diversity and expression of their grand social, cultural, and political experiment.
The ladies of the Chinchero weaving community asked us to support their crafting of a number of these stunning pieces. Each unique fabric represents the woven rainbow signature of the weaver herself and of the Chinchero weaving community.
Whether used as your mastana, a companion mesa piece, or a decorative item in your home, you will certainly notice the exceptional quality of these weavings that have been dreamed into being and woven in the prayer of creation. By purchasing these special pieces you are supporting the most sophisticated expression of the weaving arts of the Andes and letting the weavers know that we value their work and its authentic beauty.
This Mestana cloth is made in the high mountain air near Cuzco, Peru. It has sections of action in symbol, and sections of repose, solid. Made of 100% natural sheep wool, natural dyes.
Approx: 29″ x 27″