Andean Alpaca Wool Blend Hand Woven Tapestry from Peru, "Chakana Stars"
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An astral symbol, the chakana symbolizes order in family and community life; it is taken from a constellation of stars that forms a square. The name means 'ladder to the sky' and the sacred Andean symbol is a manifestation of the union of mankind with the cosmos. The four points represent the four dimensions necessary for life in a spiritual, social, political and economic community.
The geometric motif glows in the middle of this colorful handloomed tapestry. Working in an alpaca blend, master artisan David Laura Zanabria pays tribute to Andean traditions, selecting both the techniques and colors favored by ancient peoples there.
Titled "Chakana" in Quechua.
David Laura Zanabria has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $600. Proceeds were used to purchase additional wool and dyes for his weaving business.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.