A very fine belt in Andean pebble weave from Patabamba, Peru. Loraypo (geometric shapes), animals and chaskas (stars) are intricately woven with a blend of cotton and alpaca and natural dyes.
Made by the women and men of Patabamba who are part of the not for profit group, The Centre for Traditional Textiles of Cuzco, or CTTC. The CTTC was established in 1996 by Nilda Callanuapa Alvarez to insure the survival of Peruvian Inca textiles and weaving traditions. Working with the Centre, Quechua speaking women and their families in the region of the former Inca capital are engaged in skill building, community networking and market development. By researching and documenting complex styles and techniques of Inca ancestors, the Centre helps to ensure that 2,000 year old textile traditions will not be lost and may be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.
Size 5 x 150 cm.