Buy Q’ero Textiles

Heart Walk Foundation supports the Q’ero people through the sale of exquisite textiles that are purchased on yearly trips to the villages. Each piece is individually created by native artisans in remote regions of the Andes Mountains of Peru. All proceeds support sustainability projects in partnership with Q’ero villages that reflect a deep respect for Q’ero cultural heritage.

Q’ero weavings reflect sacred symbols of the Andes, including symbols reflecting the cosmic vision of the Q’ero people. Each textile is unique, and all weavers carry the pattern in their minds. They weave as they see all of life — as a whole tapestry, as the entire fabric of existence.

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Mesa Cloths

Q’ero women weave beautiful ceremonial textiles that often follow a child from birth through marriage and into adult life. A mestana made in a Q’ero village is recognizable around the world for its symbols and the stories it tells. Spun from alpaca or sheep wool, one 30” x 30” weaving can take several months to complete.


Bags & Caps

Q’ero men are recognized throughout the Andes by the colors and patterns on their conical caps. Called a ch’ullo, this exquisite handicraft is made using 5 knitting needles and is sometimes heavily beaded. It can take up to 2 months to complete. A chuspa or festival bag is used for carrying sacred coca leaves.

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