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Alpaca Acrylic Blend Throw Blanket in Sand from Peru, "Sandy Passion"

Intricate wavy textures adorn the surface of this throw blanket from Peru, woven... more

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Intricate wavy textures adorn the surface of this throw blanket from Peru, woven from an acrylic and alpaca blend for a warm, durable blanket. With fringes on the ends and a solid sand colour, the blanket is presented by Nestor Yana, who carries on the weaving traditions of his Peruvian hometown.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 160 cm L x 128 cm W
  • 63" L x 50" W
  • Fringe: 9.5 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.7" L

  • 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca
  • Lay flat to dry
  • Machine wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Melody

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06/17/2022

"Beautifully Woven!"

Perfect light weight throw. I didn t want something too heavy for Southern California and this is perfect. Love the way it s woven and the nice fringe at the bottom. Highly recommend this.

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Kathleen

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03/09/2022

"Sandy Passion throw blanket"

This is the most beautiful blanket! So beautifully made and soft, and the design is unique and suits my tastes perfectly. I will certainly treasure this piece and display it in my home. Muchas gracias, Nestor Yana. Kathleen Farley Del Mar, California

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Daleen

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09/04/2020

"Beautiful"

Great Gift

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Judy

From Yellville Arkansas

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11/19/2019

"Super soft"

Beautiful throw. Keeps me warm in cool winter nights. I love this!

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Woods ans Waters

From Colorado, USA

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04/17/2019

"Perfect Companion"

Great size, very soft, and a very rich looking pattern made this throw a big hit.

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Diana L.

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03/18/2019

"Very appropiate"

This item is just beautiful!

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Wendy

From Yuma, AZ

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12/05/2023

"One of my favorite cardigans"

This gorgeous sweater is lightweight and perfect for several seasons. It hangs beautifully and flows as I move. The picture doesnt do it justice!

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Linda

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09/25/2023

"Soft pretty sweater"

This sweater is soft and very nice. Its so nice that I am going to save it as a gift for Christmas. It very well made and the colors are vibrant.

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Amy

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09/23/2023

"Favorite tunic"

A favorite go to item to dress up or casual over jeans . Very comfortable and it washes well with no shrinkage.

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Therese

From United States

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09/08/2023

"Great lightweight pullover sweater"

I look forward to when I can wear this lovely pullover! It is so soft and well crafted, and will make a wonderful winter sweater that is just the right weight to wear indoors with a camisole underneath.

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Barbara

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08/17/2023

"Beautiful"

We bought two of these and theyre so gorgeous that we hate to use them! They hang from the backs of two of our dining room chairs.

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Julie

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08/16/2023

"Took time to arrive, but a beautiful treasure"

Wonderful throw. Very soft and detailed weaving. It made an excellent gift and I ordered more.

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: Christmas

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Nestor's mother is from Juliaca in the Peruvian altiplano. She taught Nestor to weave and he, in turn, has taught his wife, his two children and his employees. He finds his inspiration in traditional Peruvian art and constantly searches art and history books to refine his craft.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Nestor is not only an employer, he is an important member of his community. He continues to grow his business providing full-time employment to 23 workers and part-time employment to others when he can. He recognizes his good fortune and shares with those less fortunate whenever the opportunity arises. The income from Nestor's Novica sales not only supports his wife, son and elderly parents — it helps to support others in his community. Many of Nestor's employees were homeless. Nestor not only provides them with work, he provides a place to stay or live.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

Nestor loves his community and does what he can to help it. He employs disabled elderly craftswomen to create the unique hand finishes applied to his designs. These women would be unable to care for themselves without the support Nestor gives them.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

Nestor was recently diagnosed with a calcaneal bone spur, a condition is often brought about by repetitive motion. He has been forced to modify his daily routine, however he continues to design and craft fine alpaca apparel in his workshop.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Nestor Yana has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy yarn in the colors of this season's fashion trends for production.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Nestor's persistence and determination have paid off. He not only is able to support himself but has grown his workshop and now offers work to others.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Nestor pays for his son to attend the university and employs other artisans who pay for their own children's education.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Nestor still provides for his son who is in the university.

 
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