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Killawañuy Tapiz (Tapestry)
Killawañuy Tapiz (Tapestry)

Killawañuy Tapiz (Tapestry)

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Killawañuy means lunar eclipse in kichwa. It comes from the joining of two words. Killa = moon, wañuna = to die. The concept of death within kichwa cosmology is very different from that of western ideology. Wañuna means to switch off, or to be suspended, meaning that is possible to transform and "switch on", or become grounded once again.

Pachakamak is the world above us. The sky, the cosmos, all that lives in the skies. In equal balance with the pachamama (our land mother), the stars and planets guide our way, letting us know the time to harvest, plant, and carry out ceremony in the time that it needs.

Kichwa people from Peguche, Ecuador are the master weavers of the region. Up on the highlands of the Andes, the members of this community are completely dedicated to the manufacturing of textiles and the agricultural activities. The stunning colors of the tapestries are part of the legacy and knowledge of the natural dyes. Master weavers from this region use different plants of the region: Toctes (dark nut shell) for all the brown and black tones, Cochinilla (cactus fungus) for the blue and purple colors, Achiote (red seeds which are used for Andean cuisine as well) gives red and terracotta colors. Each tapestry is manually woven on a wooden loom. Given the quality and the skill of the master weavers, each of the textiles is a masterpiece, made to last for decades.

May be used as a tapestry, rug, bed cover, to decorate your sofa, etc.

 

Materials:

 100 % sheep's wool. 

Dimensions: 

Killawañuy Tapestry:

Length: 92" 

Width: 66" 

Pachakamak Tapestry:

Hight: 57 in

Width: 45 in