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Hand Woven Striped Alpaca Blend Shawl from Peru, "Inviting Beauty"

Shades of maroon, tangerine, and amber blend beautifully into a subtle striped pattern in this shawl from Peru. Artisans Raquel and Gregor select a soft alpaca blend to design and hand-weave the elegant piece. Long fringes add a decorative touch to... more

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Shades of maroon, tangerine, and amber blend beautifully into a subtle striped pattern in this shawl from Peru. Artisans Raquel and Gregor select a soft alpaca blend to design and hand-weave the elegant piece. Long fringes add a decorative touch to the design.

  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 190 cm L x 68 cm W
  • 75" L x 27" W
  • Fringe: 10 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.9" L

  • 40% alpaca, 25% cotton, 25% rayon, 10% nylon
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Peruicon info
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Susan

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03/28/2022

"Stunning"

This shawl is so beautiful and I get tons of compliments on it! Its lightweight so good for Fall and Spring weather.

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Inviting Beauty, Hand Woven Striped Alpaca Blend Shawl from Peru

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E.G.

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05/06/2024

"Beautifully made, but too large"

It is hard to buy clothing that fits on line, but I liked my soft alpaca shawls from Raquel and Gregor so much that I decided to risk it. Unfortunately it was made for someone much bigger than I am, so I had to send it back. I hope it found someone who could fill it up, it is really lovely.

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Rachel, Baby Alpaca Blend Knit Batwing Sleeve Poncho from Peru

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Raquel

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01/31/2024

"A Shawl of Extraordinary Beauty"

My Andean valley flower shawl arrived today. It is stunning. The richness and arrangement of colours is unmatched. It is delicate, soft and warm. I cant remember the last time i bought something so beautiful. Thank you for creating a shawl that lifts my spirit and makes me feel sourrounded by beauty and protection.

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Tracey

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01/25/2024

"Amazing Craftmanship!!"

This poncho is exquisite! The colors are simply gorgeous and the softness of the poncho makes it the perfect lightweight item to take the chill off!

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Hannah

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01/09/2024

"Beautiful and Soft!"

This scarf is very soft and the colors are very vivid. I am very happy with this purchase! I will be wearing this all winter.

Best Uses

  • Keeping warm

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Tammy

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12/20/2023

"Buyer Beware!!"

I ordered this item and received it today. It is NOT 70% Alpaca and 30% Silk. According to the tag on the item I received It is 40% alpaca, 25% cotton, 25% modal and 10% nylon. I would have been happy if it was at least 70% Alpaca, but less than half of it is made of Alapca. I had reservations about ordering from this site for the first time and should have followed my instincts. It is extremely disappointing to spend so much money on one thing and get something else that is not equivalent to what I thought I was purchasing. This is false marketing. Do not be deceived!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Daughter-in-law
  • Occasion: Christmas

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

Raquel and Gregor are dedicated to preserving the traditions woven into Peruvian culture from pre-Incan times. Like many before them, they learned their textile craft from elders in the community and they pass their knowledge to the younger artisans who work with them. Each piece produced in their workshop is woven on a wooden floor loom and finished by hand. Created from natural fibers — alpaca, cotton and silk — their work echoes the natural colors of the Peruvian landscape, reverberating with the rich hues of the mountains, the jungle and the coast.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Raquel and Gregor are deeply committed to building a sustainable workshop that offers a flexible supportive environment for the people who collaborate with them, most of whom are women. They have a special room at the workshop for the women to breastfeed or otherwise care for their children. Many of these women work solely for the purpose of being able to educate their children. Raquel and Gregor also have a deep respect for the environment and have installed solar panels in their workshop, a rarity in Peru.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

Among the quality control assistants at Raquel and Gregor's workshop is one who is profoundly deaf. The rest of the team takes great pride in the way they have learned to communicate with her. They treasure what she has taught them about communicating with her and with each other.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Raquel and Gregor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy more silk, cotton and alpaca wool for her shawls and accessories.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

 
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