Snowcapped AndesMen's Alpaca Wool Poncho
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Men's 100% alpaca poncho 'Snowcapped Andes' by Maldonado Family can be found in clothing categories such as Alpaca Wool Ponchos. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.
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185.42 cm L x 144.78 cm W
73" L x 57" W
- 100% alpaca
- Dry clean only
- Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
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"I will never let go of either my grandfather or my grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young."
Faustino Maldonado's artistry has been featured in Sunset magazine.
Faustino Maldonado was born in Hualhuas. Because his parents and grandparents were artisans, he learned at an eary age to weave on rustic looms, to prepare the warp using the pushca, and spin on the rueca. Since he first started weaving, Maldonado has mastered the art and has immensely improved the quality of his textiles. Maldonado's work is a representation of the art that has been passed down from generation to generation within his family. The family motto has been, "I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young." Based on this family philosophy, Maldonado and his relatives have been making large bedspreads in high relief without any stitching. They also proudly craft sheep wool and alpaca tapestries, purses, backpacks, cushions, and vests. The Maldonado family's works have become increasingly popular.
I recently purchased an alpaca poncho made by the Maldonado family - it is wonderful. Shortly after it arrived I fell sick and it was great to be able to huddle into my warm poncho with a cup of tea! Thanks to all concerned - I shall treasure this piece.
I have absolutely fallen in love with the gorgeous textiles created by the Maldonado Family. I have four alpaca blankets, two ponchos, and two vests. The blankets are so vivid they almost seem alive. They look incredible in my traditionally decorated bedrooms, especially on my antique mahogany four-poster. Their complexity and tonal sophistication equal any oriental rug, and I am confident they would enhance modern rooms as well. When I walk through fashionable Georgetown in a poncho or vest, strangers stop me to remark on their beauty. I look forward to more and more collecting of these treasures.
Mr. Maldonado is truly a sensitive craftsman and borders on artist. My purchase is a celebration to his creativity. My companion now for life. Fondly,
I just received my vest and it is beautiful. I love the close and beautiful weave. The design is very pleasing. I feel like I am wearing a precious work of art... and I AM! Thank you for the very special packaging and the sweet worry dolls. I will be looking forward to more of your work. THank you, again. Happy New Year.
Thank you so much for the beautiful shoulder bag. It is a wonderful example of fine Peruvian craftsmanship. I will treasure it, and use it with your family in mind.
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA
I recieved the poncho I ordered today. The quality of material and craftmanship is wonderful! I wasn't sure what to expect, but, it is of the quality I hoped for and more! I appreciate the effort, time, resources and love of your heritage which went into its creation. Thanks for making such a great item for me to enjoy!
The Andean Highland poncho is great for the cool coastal California evenings.
I am now the proud owner of a blanket woven by the Maldonado Family. I cannot fully express how pleased I am with its beauty and craftsmanship. The fine heirloom quality ensures use and enjoyment for generations to come. Many thanks!
I purchased the wool backpack 'Earth's Rainbow' from the Maldano Family. I am so impressed with the beauty and quality of the materials, the meticulous construction, and the carved gourd buttons--a very special detail. This is such a classic and well-made piece that I expect to enjoy it for many years. I also liked that it was shipped from the artists themselves. The wrapping was lovely, and a handwritten note of thanks was enclosed. Thanks to All, Caroline Sandlin
I just received my ""Andean Dream"" wool shoulder bag and it is stunning. The colors are vivid and the workmanship is beautiful. Many thanks to the Maldonado Family for sharing their talents.
I would like to thank Faustino Maldonado and Family for the stunning poncho Hualhuas Night which will certainly keep me warm! I can't believe how quickly it arrived from the Andes and the beautiful packaging. It is a work of art and I shall enjoy wearing it.
New York City, New York
I purchased a poncho and a rug from the Maldonado Family. I am thrilled with both. I spin and weave wool for a hobby. I've been doing it for forty years. I love to own hand woven objects. The Maldonado Family creates objects of beauty that are useful. The rug is gracing my sofa, where the woven hummingbirds bring the outdoors and fauna to my living room. The poncho, which is in natural wool colors of browns, matches my skin and red hair, but it is so large it is currently looking lovely on our queen size bed where it also keeps us warm at night! Thank you Mr. Maldonado and your family for creating such useful, pretty objects. Kenneth Loyal Smith in Manhattan, New York
New York City, New York, United States of America
Today my fiber items arrived from the Maldonado Family. I got a brown poncho and a rug with intricate designs. I am very impressed with the two items and I plan to purchase yet more of the Maldonado Family fiber arts. I have been a handspinner/weaver myself since 1964 and I surround myself with handmade items: pottery, glass, silver, fiber, what ever I can. I love the rug with the hummingbirds flying across it. It is proudly sitting on my living room sofa. The poncho is so large it is neatly folded across the foot of our queen-sized bed and it actually fits it as a blanket. I love to wear it! The fiberart I have from the Maldonado family is well worked, beautiful and feels beautiful to the touch. Kenneth Loyal Smith in Manhattan, New York City.
I ordered a poncho on the 26th of December and it was delivered on the 29th December. I can't believe the speed in fulfilling an order placed from the other side of the world. The Poncho itself (Silver Skies) is excellent quality and gift-wrapped. I tried to obtain a genuine Poncho from the UK and failed miserably. At first I was a little bit wary of using a supplier so far away but I will now use again as I have seen other beautiful items on this website. The customer service of the Maldonado Family is second to none. Best wishes from England
I would like to thank the Maldonado Family for their beautiful work. I am delighted to receive my ""Warm Nights"" blanket and find it to be softer than expected and quite simply.. lovely.
Nov 15, 2007 Just received my Alpaca Wool Throw-Andean Radiance which I ordered on Nov 13. Unbelievable service and the blanket is all that I hoped for and even more. It is lovely. I couldn't be happier. I probably will not be able to resist the temptation to order something else. My appreciation to the Maldonado Family and to Novica for this wonderful product. Thanks so much.
My beautiful 'Andean Warmth' shoulder bag arrived today. For some time I'd been searching for a bag that combines skilled handiwork with lovely design. My compliments to Faustino Maldonado. I was happy the minute I opened the specially wrapped package.
Excellent quality and beauty in my poncho. I expect it to last a lifetime thanks -will
Nice - French Riviera - France
I have just received my blanket and I adore it. You've done a great job and thanks for sharing it with the rest of the world.
All is remarkable! We have received ours Alpaca wool throw ' Inca Radiance '. Are very happy. Gift packing has pleased. Many thanks to all: Maldonado Family for perfect job and Novica.com for clearness and coordination. Now we precisely will not freeze in winter Moscow frosts.
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
I ordered two pillow covers and they arrived just as pictured. The workmanship is beautiful. THANK YOU, I am looking forward to ordering more ! Monika
I purchased an alpaca wool throw and it arrived promptly and is beautifully made. Thanks so much for your great work.
Maldonado Family, my husband found this site and bought my Christmas present here. And then I came on the site and found your talent, with enormous excitement I waited for the wool cloak I purchased. Well it arrived yesterday, ""it's so ME""! I wish you the best year ever.......can't wait to show it off, hope I can bring you more business. May God Bless You and Your Family!
I was absolutely amazed when my bedspread arrived. It is so beautiful & I am proud that I can share your amazing creation with all my friends who see it. Please keep up the fantastic creations.
The handbag arrived today and I love it! It is a beautiful way for me to carry my items and it is the right size to carry my work items too!
I sit here in amazement as I look to the beautiful bag which arrived to my door step today; all the way from Peru. I want to express my feelings of gratitude to the Maldonado family for creating such a lovely piece of artwork which I will keep with me forever, and use for all my future travels. I feel truly blessed to be included into your world by possessing a bag made from your hands. Thank you!
The beautiful alpaca wool blanket Harmony arrived yesterday. Its bright, contemporary colors are relaxing and the material is soft and very comfortable. The workmanship is first-class. My cats love it as much as I do. Thank you.
Cincinnati / Ohio / USA
I just received my lovely ""red sea"" alpaca wool blanket with matching pillow covers.The package arrived sooner than expected, and was specially gift wrapped with lovely paper and a tiny peruvian doll. Everything I ordered is beautifully made, and the colors and designs are exquisite! With everything displayed on my bed, it lights up the whole room with a fiery glow! I am very grateful to the Maldonado family for all that they have done, and I wish them continued success in all their endeavors!...
Thank you for the beautiful pillow covers. I purchased the ""red sea"" design. Your craftsmanship is exceptional. The colors are vibrant and I could not be more pleased with my purchase!
I purchased the wool backpack ""Winter Skies"" from the Maldonado family for my son who will be traveling to Ecuador and the craftsmanship is superb! Not only is the backpack gorgeous, but well-crafted, a work of art, and something my son will always treasure. Thank you for crafting something so functional and beautiful.
I purchased the wool backpack ""Andean Landscape"" from the Maldonado family for my son who will be traveling to Ecuador and the craftsmanship is superb! His twin brother will be using the ""Winter Skies"" version. Not only is the backpack gorgeous, but well-crafted, a work of art, and something my son will always treasure. Thank you for crafting something so functional and beautiful. Both of my sons were delighted by their gifts and we will be back to purchase more. Thank you!
Just received my Snowy Peak Poncho. The craftsmanship is beautiful, the poncho is much thicker than I thought it would be, and the alpaca wool is so warm!!! I bought a lama wool poncho in Columbia in 1976, there is no comparison!! Thank you for creating this for me!!!
you possess a talent in turning materials into beautifully woven cloths. Those ponchos are work of arts. Thank you so much and please do not ever stop making them.
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