This intricately woven Peruvian table runner is backstrap woven of tightly twisted handspun wool and alpaca and is naturally dyed from local plants, flowers, barks, bugs, and roots. There are parallel bands on each side of the runner–two symmetrical bands bordering a motif woven in pebble weave; all the motifs are traditional from Patabamba. The edges are cleanly finished with a decorative tubular braid, ñawi awapa, meaning “eye border”.
This runner was backstrap woven by Catalina Champi Ojeda, a member of Patabamba weaving association and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.
Colors: gold and deep brown with accents of cochineal, rose, sage, blue
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 20” W x 93” long