This exquisitely woven alpaca, wool runner features spectacular but unusual mauve colored bands framing two strips of traditional Peruvian motifs. The natural rainbow of pastel colors all come from natural dyes. The edge is a fine narrow woven band showcasing great skill.
Backstrap woven by artisan Fidelia Espinoza Consa from Pitumarca, a highland village member of the Cusco Center for Traditional Textiles (CTTC). CTTC works with Quechuan-speaking artisans to help preserve Inca textiles and weaving traditions as well as to build skills, community networking, and to develop markets for the goods.