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100% baby alpaca poncho, 'Sallac Artistry' - Backstrap Handwoven Baby Alpaca Poncho in Ruby Red

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Backstrap Handwoven Baby Alpaca Poncho in Ruby Red, "Sallac Artistry"

Working in baby alpaca — the fine fleece from the season's first shearing — the... more

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Working in baby alpaca — the fine fleece from the season's first shearing — the artisans of the centre for Traditional Textiles of Cusco create a handwoven masterpiece. Rows of intricate geometric motifs flow across the ruby red poncho. Its soft allure is woven by hand on the backstrap loom using colours favored by ancient Andean cultures. Its name reveals its inspiration in the small Inca community of Sallac.

The community raises and cares for its own alpacas. The fleece is washed, carded and spun by hand using a pushka, or drop spindle. The dyes come from plants, nuts and tree bark. The next step is one of the most important, as the artisan prepares the warp, or vertical threads for the backstrap loom. This determines the size of the textile, the colour combinations, and the patterns that will be woven.

The intensity of colour can vary depending on the hardness of the water, the altitude and the local dye sources, making each textile a unique piece of handcrafted art.

  • 1.03 kgs
  • 2.3 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 154.94 cm L x 114.3 cm W
  • 61" L x 45" W
  • Fringe: 7 cm L
  • Fringe: 2.8" L

  • 100% alpaca
  • All natural dyes
  • Eco-Friendly: colored with organic dyes
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Mary

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11/03/2021

"Absolutely Gorgeous!!!"

Not quite as warm as I thought it would be, but I wouldnt trade it for nothing. I love it. With a good warm sweater underneath it will be fine this winter. I cant tell you just how beautiful it is!!!

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Sallac Artistry, Backstrap Handwoven Baby Alpaca Poncho in Ruby Red

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Debra

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07/28/2022

"Just the right size"

Very pretty, just like the picture. I am very happy with it.

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Ann

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07/08/2022

"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!"

This wee bag is just what I wanted...beautiful, well made and I like that I know who created it...

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Marcella

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07/05/2022

"Beautiful shades of blue"

Very well made, soft and sturdy, comfortable to carry

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Cathleen

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05/28/2022

"Authenitc from Cusco"

I just got back from Cusco, Peru. I bought beautiful pillow covers but wanted a few more authentic handwoven items. I KNOW this purse is authentic, and it is well made. I visited weaving cooperatives and recognize the natural colors and designs. It has a sturdy lining and a nice inside pocket with zipper. I use it for my everyday purse, I like the size. I dont like a big purse. It is important to me that the weavers of the Peruvian Andes get support to continue weaving. Tourists have not returned to this area and these traditions will be lost. Plus it is a beautiful purse with rich colors.

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Linda

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05/23/2022

"wonderful woven small bag"

Lovely color - beautifully made - great for travel and around town

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Cusco Glyphs, Hand Loomed Alpaca Shoulder Sling Bag

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