Chakana Condor Bird Alpaca Blend Tapestry from Peru, "Apu Kuntur"
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Symbolizing the stairway to the heavens, the chakana cross is a geometric symbol that evokes the Andean cosmovision. Peruvian artist David Laura Zanabria creates this stunningly mystical tapestry, which depicts a condor bird with the body of a chakana that soars beneath the rays of the sun. Zanabria works on a traditional loom to hand-weave this tapestry from an alpaca blend. This piece is named Apu Kuntur in Quechua. Apu means "God" or mountain, and also refers to the Apu mountain spirits. Kuntur is the Quechua word for "condor."
- 0.90 kgs
- 2.0 lbs
- 90 cm L x 60 cm W
- 35" L x 23.5" W
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.