Inca Calendar


Artist: Fermin Aybar
Ayacucho, Perú
Presented by Ayni, Inc.

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The warp is Peruvian cotton that naturally grows brown. The weft is alpaca from high altitude herds whose wool is brought down to lower altitude for hand spinning, dyeing with natural dyes, and weaving.  Archaeologists have determined that humans have lived in the area for some 22,000 years, making Quechua-speaking Ayacucho the oldest settlement in South America. People have been weaving most of that time, but the symbols in this tapestry are relatively young, from the time of the Incan Empire a mere 600 years ago. Dimensions: 23” X 36”

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