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Chakana Condor Bird Alpaca Blend Tapestry from Peru, "Apu Kuntur"

byDavid Laura Zanabria: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (12)
Symbolizing the stairway to the heavens, the chakana cross is a geometric symbol... more

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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

  • 95% alpaca, 5% acrylic
  • Display rod not included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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02/20/2021

"Stairway to the Heavens"

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I love this.....have displayed in my living room for all to see, especially me!

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Apu Kuntur, Chakana Condor Bird Alpaca Blend Tapestry from Peru

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02/14/2021

"Stunning artwork!"

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The color scheme and artwork of this rug lifts my living space to new heights. The rug is one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Thank you so much.

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01/18/2021

"Better Than the Picture"

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This tapestry looks beautiful in my home! My husband and I are very happy with our purchase.

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12/14/2020

"Outstanding colors and quality!"

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This beautiful tapestry will not disappoint. It is absolutely beautiful with colors that are rich and deep. It arrived very quickly and well packaged and clean. It is hanging over a crib where we will enjoy it for years to come.

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12/07/2020

"Utterly extraordinary! More beautiful even than t"

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I had been looking at this for years and finally decided to treat myself to it. I am so glad I did. It is even more beautiful - way more beautiful - than shows in the picture. First, the colors are really intense - just gorgeous. Second - something you would never know from the picture - it has a lot of interesting texture. Many of the parts are raised and it gives it an extra depth and interest. I hadnt bought it earlier since we didnt know where to put it and figured wed find someplace. It is so wonderful that we are rearranging other things to give it a featured place in our diningroom. I have 5 other Peruvian hangings and I love them all very much .- but this one is unique in its artistry and originality.

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  • hanging and looking at

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08/08/2020

"Beautiful tapestry"

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I ve had it for 5 years now, beautiful work of art. I get compliments every time as well.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
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