Descending from the heavens

In Taira, a llama gives milk to her offspring, just as Yakana does in the heavens. Underneath her, humanity appears clothed—the wool has become abundant like the grass that grows around the springs.

During the summer solstice, when the llamas begin to give birth to their offspring, the light and shadow on the Taira panels produce a unique display that occurs only at this time of year. The sun projects a shadow onto one of the llamas, marking the line of its womb as though it had impregnated her. Thus the birth of llamas on land also appears to be linked to the heavens.