Mesa cloth Siwar Qente.
A beautiful mast’ana in another special color combination with gray.
In the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, purple, pink and gray.
Q’eros are Quechua speaking people who live high in the Andes mountains of south-eastern Peru.
Q’eros is also the name of the cultural region represented by 8 communities.
These 8 communities are: Kiku, Hapu, Hatun Q’eros, Q’eros Totorani, Marcachea, Pucara, Qachupata and Kallacancha.
These communities are all located in the province of Paucartambo, about 160 km (110 mi) east of the ancient Inca city of Cusco.
The first five ( Kiku, Hapu, Hatun Q’eros, Q’eros Totorani and Marcachea have united to form the Narcin Q’eros of which the Hatun Q’eros is the largest and most remote.
The Q’eros region stretches from 1.8 km (6,000 ft) to 4.7 km (15,500 ft) from cloud forest to snow-capped mountains at a distance of only 20 km (32 km).
As a result, there are 3 ecological zones close to each other.
1. Puna of Loma: 4.1 km – 4.7 km (13,500–15,500ft)
for raising Llamas and Alpacas.
2. Qheswa: 3.2 km – 4.1 km (10,500–13,500 ft)
for potato cultivation, tuber cultivation and raising cows and sheep
3. Yunga: Called Monte de Q’eros: 1.8 km – 2.6 km (6000–8500 ft)
for growing corn, peppers, pumpkin, bamboo and bamboo wood.
Most of their time is spent at high altitudes, taking care of the animals. This promotes self-reliance and preserves many of their traditions and customs.