This intricately woven Peruvian table runner with matching vertical bands features traditional motifs from Patabamba. Deep purple provide a warm background to set off the striking bands featuring Kalima tika (branch with flowers), Arana (spider) and Loraypo (combination of geometric patterns).
The yarn is tightly twisted wool and alpaca and is naturally dyed from local plants, flowers, barks, bugs, and roots. The backstrap weaving technique produces a double-faced fabric in which the pattern is the same on both sides, but the colors are opposite. Patterns are produced by picking up the warp threads from the bottom layer to create a motif, at the same time dropping their corresponding warp threads from the top so that the motif appears on the opposite side.
Colors: rainbow center, deep purple edges with accents of cochineal, rose, sage, blue
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 21 1/2” W x 107” long