Inca Shamans, particularly the Qero Paqos, utilize hats and hat bands in various significant ways. A brightly colored ceremonial band is often placed around a hat, serving as a declaration or symbol of spiritual significance. These bands can also be used on altars during the creation of despacho prayer offerings. Chumpi belts are long woven textiles designed to fold, hold, and protect chumpi stones, which are sacred and hold spiritual importance.
We are privileged to collaborate with the indigenous Q’ero people in Peru, who are descendants of the ancient Incas. Their medicine people, known as “Paqos,” continue to handcraft these storytelling textiles, including Q'ero Ceremonial Hats, Bands, and Chumpi Belts. This partnership allows us to offer you some of the most potent textile weavings in the world, deeply rooted in tradition and spirituality.
By weaving these beautiful and meaningfu textiles the Peruvian medicine men and women are preserving and sharing their healing knowledge, beliefs and traditions. Their main philosophy is “Ayni”, which means reciprocity and include balance and harmony with the Earth and with each other.
The Q’ero follow the Shamanic path of honoring all relations as sacred, including plant, stone and animal. They are progressive thinkers who live with reverence and respect for Mother Earth, called “Pachamama” in their native language, Quechua, and are dedicated to preserving this beautiful planet for generations to come.
We invite you to experience their heartfelt creations as part of your spiritual practice for your ceremonies and rituals. These textile weavings are also stunning for display or to wear as they provide both warmth and comfort. These Q'ero textiles are naturally dyed (do not bleed) and are woven in sheep or alpaca fine wools.