Andean Altar Cloth – Coca Leaf Carrier

$40.00

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Traditional Andean altar cloth traditionally called a ‘cuna’ by the Quechua-speaking peoples of the Andes. It is made for the purpose of carrying and sharing coca leaf in an intentional way, a sacred plant and tradition to these peoples.

Made of 100% alpaca wool, un-dyed, natural colors of the wool.

Woven on backs-trap looms in the Sacred Valley of Peru.

The symbols depict traditional iconography honoring earth elements and animals. The exact meaning varies from community to community. The symbols and weaving style has been passed through the generations.

Measures: 14.25 x 15.5 inches