NOVICA's Alpaca Blanket Collection is handcrafted by Andean artisans in luxurious 100% alpaca and alpaca blends. Once reserved for Inca royalty, this natural, water-resistant fiber contains microscopic air pockets, making it warm and lightweight.
The Alpaca has been a central part of Andean culture for over a thousand years. Long-prized for its silken feel and light weight warmth, the fleece of this high altitude native has been woven by villagers into rugs and blankets of surprising color and texture, each village and family bringing their own unique design motifs to their creations.
Rojas Yuri of Peru is one such weaver. Weaving Alpaca blankets and throws of incredible color and diversity on an ancient peddle loom, he has bought the simple Alpaca blanket of his ancestors into the 21st Century while still preserving the essence of this thousand year old art.
This collection of Alpaca wool blend blankets and throws brings together a superb compilation of the weavers art from artisan families high in the mountains. A blanket from this collection will not only warm you on those chilly winter days, but add a beautiful decorative accent to any home.