Peruvian Frazada in Mujer Inca
This frazada was handmade by artisans in the Andean highlands of Cusco Peru. It tells a story through symbolism of Women and the Inca Trail. The Inca trail is indicated by the initial design of a zigzag white "path" down each purple stripe of color. You can also see the symbol for the "Inca Cross" throughout, as well as some Quechua symbols of "waves" in pink and orange. This frazada also refers to the connection between Andean women and Mother Earth. The colors are that of female and nature: Pink or Fuscia color for feminine and Orange with Purple for nature. If we look closely, the designs and meaning are connected even as the colors vary with each stripe.
Traditional frazadas are woven on a backstrap loom, over the course of 1-3 months. They are made in 2 panels that are then stitched together to form the frazada. All natural, made with sheep's and alpaca wool, they are thick and made for warmth and durability in order to protect from the chill of the Andes. Each one is unique and reflective of its maker/weaver. This frazada is thick, soft and extra cozy.
Measures approximately 60 inches x 70 inches
As with all handmade items, there are sometimes "imperfections". These are what make them special, beautiful and real. Truly one of a kind.
- Dry cleaning is recommended.
- Overall, frazadas are hardy and need little care.
- If you wash by hand or in a machine, I recommend using cold water only.