Parobamba Master Weaver Table Runner
Handwoven Peruvian Table Runner – 100% Naturally Dyed Baby Alpaca
Size: 40 cm x 210 cm
Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca
The Parobamba Master Weaver Table Runner was handwoven by the Sonqo family in the high Andean community of Parobamba and is an inspiringly beautiful example of traditional artisanship and mastery from the Mapacho River Valley of Cusco!
The beautiful color combinations and intricate designs, carefully woven row by row on a traditional backstrap loom, illustrate the skill and creativity of local Master Weaver Daniel Sonqo and his family. Over the years, the family has worked to refine the traditional weaving and dyeing techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation since before Incan times, creating unique pieces of unsurpassable beauty.
The vibrant colors, hand-dyed using locally-sourced dye materials such as the cochineal insect (reds and purples), ch'illka (greens), and kinsa kunchu (turquoise), are representative of the Parobamba region on the edge of the Cusqueñan tropical rainforest. The pallay (design) features lakes, mountains, flowers, animals, and Incan constructions, showcasing a cultural heritage centuries old.