Kucha means lake in kichwa. Each pattern signifies the movement within water, formed not only by currents but by the flora and fauna that live in the lakes surrounding different communities.
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.
Last photo is to be used to compare size.
Length: 57 inches
Width: 45 inches