Unkuña, Wachala or Inner cloth is a name given to a cloth that is used in rituals and ceremonies for blessings, prayers or holding medicine wheel students sacred objects and personal transformations. Commonly used as an inner cloth inside a mestana cloth meaning inner world held byt the outer world.Sometimes used for a smaller type of mesa cloth or for holding coca leaves & flowers in despacho ceremonies.
Peruvian Q'ero Unkuña or otherwise known as a Wachala or Despacho Cloth are hand made traditionally by the Q'ero shamans that live in Peru high in the Andes mountains. To add to there authentic feel some of these are aged due to being used in ceremony by the shamans. Sometimes showing small use but adding to the overall feel. Please see other options as picture shows true illustration. For perfect condition, see shaman archetype watchalas.
Uses: Put inside your mesa cloth for holding khuyas, represents inner world. While the Mesa cloth represents the outer world. Despacho or Altar cloth, holding sacred items. The cloths are used by the mountain shaman in ceremony.
These cloths are sourced from the Pagos Qero medicine people high up in the Andes of Peru. Hand Woven from naturally dyed sheep wool by the Q'ero community these cloths are made with great symbology, meaning and intent. The cloths are used in a variety of ways, for rituals and ceremonies including holding sacred objects, stones/kuyas, becoming great altars holding an individuals power and gifts as they transform going around the medicine wheel. Personal power objects are held as the representation of ones transformation and placed in the cloth which is usually held by a larger mesa/mestana cloth.
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