We are honored to partner with the indigenous Q’ero in Peru to bring you some of the most powerful textile weavings in the world, known as the Unkuna/Wachala or Inner Cloth. The Q’ero are descendants of the ancient Incas and their medicine Peruvian people, known as “Paqos,” still use their hands to craft their story telling textiles.
When weaving these beautiful textiles the Q'ero Paqo Peruvian People retell meaningful stories through their work. These 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 Inner cloth or otherwise known as a Wachala or Unkuna is a small cloth that is used to wrap Sacred Stones and Artefacts that go on your Altar; although many also use them as a small Altar Cloth. The meanings woven into the cloths generally depict, family, area, stature or an energy type such as water, the sun, or a particular power such as the sun and the stars or vibrancy or calmness.
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 prayer bundles, ceremonies and rituals. These textile weavings are also stunning for display or decorative uses in your homes. These textiles are naturally dyed (do not bleed) and are made with very finely yarns from alpacas and llamas that is spun by hand. These hand made textile cloths are lovingly made, keep local traditions alive and support local small communities in the high Andes mountain villages.