This intricately woven Peruvian runner with matching vertical bands offset the featured center pattern woven in a supplementary weave; all the motifs are traditional from Patabamba. The yarn is tightly twisted wool and alpaca and is naturally dyed from local plants, flowers, barks, bugs, and roots. The edges are cleanly finished with a decorative tubular braid, ñawi awapa, meaning “eye border”.
This runner was backstrap woven by Maria Elena Lloqque Quispe, a member of Patabamba weaving association and cooperative member of Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 20” W x 90” long