This intricately woven Peruvian table runner with matching vertical bands offset the featured center pattern woven in pebble 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 backstrap weaving technique produces a double-faced fabric in which the pattern is the same on both sides, but the colors are opposite. The edges are cleanly finished with a decorative tubular braid, ñawi awapa, meaning “eye border”.
This runner was backstrap woven by Nemecia Lloqque Arqque, 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