Peruvian Alpaca Wool Blend Poncho, 'Night Out'
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63 cm L x 116 cm W
25" L x 46" W
- 60% acrylic, 40% 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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"On behalf of many Andean families including mine, I would like to send greetings filled with the same warmth of our alpaca wool, as well as our eternal gratitude!"
"Greetings from the highest regions of the Peruvian Andes, where the air is fresh and pure; where the spring water helps preserve nature and keep alive our precious fauna such as the alpaca, which has been part of Quechua and Aymara families throughout our history. This is a history that is preserved through artisan hands such as my family's, and by Novica too, who helps us show our history to the world. And by you, our clients and friends, because together we will continue to write this history. You can be sure that each alpaca gift is made with the loving care of many Peruvians, from shepherds to weavers.
"On behalf of many Andean families including mine, I would like to send greetings filled with the same warmth of our alpaca wool, as well as our eternal gratitude! Many thanks, and best wishes for joy and prosperity!"
Nestor Yana was born on August 29, 1964. He hails from the Puno region, situated in the Peruvian highlands, which are renowned for quality alpaca and sheep wool. He has been dedicated to the textile arts for more than 25 years – it has been a family trade for generations.
Yana and his siblings learned the different weaving and knitting techniques from their parents. When he first began to weave, he worked on rustic machinery, which he and other family members built themselves. Together they sold their wares at local markets until eventually they were able to acquire modern machinery, which in turn allowed them to develop newer designs.
Yana designs and creates a variety of garments, including cloaks, sweaters and ponchos; each piece showcases the unique attributes of alpaca wool. Alpacas are members of the camelid family; they are about the size of a pony and live up to 20 years. They make good and loyal pets. In fact, many owners say they are just like man's best friend. They are gentle and enjoy hugging. Alpacas are sometimes used as "therapy animals" in schools and hospitals. They do not bite but will occasionally spit when annoyed, though rarely at people. Pregnant alpacas are easily annoyed with the male, and will spit at him to go away.
Because of their value, alpacas are carefully protected and they are shorn only once a year – each alpaca can produce enough fiber for up to eight sweaters.
The Incas gave the alpaca an important place in society and religion; alpaca fiber was so highly treasured it was reserved for Inca royalty.
Although alpaca wool is produced in less quantity per year than cashmere, it is considered a luxury fiber because it is as soft as cashmere and has the luster of silk. It is as durable as wool, and the fleece is extraordinarily light and warm – in fact it is reported that alpaca wool is five times warmer than sheep's wool! That's because the fiber is semi-hollow and curly, thus creating microscopic air pockets that are ideal for insulation. Any garment made with alpaca fibers is certain to preserve its appearance over time.
The fashion industry considers alpaca wool to be one of the most exclusive of fibers. It is so versatile it is used in the creation of tweeds and fine gabardines. Alpaca fiber is naturally water resistant and wrinkles less than wool, which makes it ideal for travel. Compared to wool, alpaca fibers are stronger, resilient and of good elasticity.
Petaluma, California, USA
I am delighted with the quality and beauty of my new alpaca wool cape, made by Nestor Yana. It is even better than I had thought it would be from the Internet photos and description--soft, polished-looking, and well-constructed. Perfectly suitable for my intended use -- a warm wrap to wear over my wedding dress!
Nestor Yana's ""kusa"" cloak was just what I had hoped for--gorgeous, generously-sized and of the highest quality. I look forward to purchasing more fine goods from this artist.
I just received my Inca Empire shawl and skirt! I purchased one of your skirts before and like it so very much I had to buy more! The quality is exceptional and the shawl in particular is SO BEAUTIFUL, the pictures on the website jsut don't do it justice (though they are very nice!). I will be warm and stylish and proud in my beautiful new shawl and skirt. I can not wait to wear them! Many thanks to Nestor Yana and to Novica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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