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Product ID: 275873

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

byNestor Yana: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (161)
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 color, the blanket is presented by Nestor Yana, who carries on the weaving traditions of his Peruvian hometown.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • Blanket: 160 cm L x 128 cm W
  • Blanket: 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 Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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161

Verified Reviewer

11/19/2019

"Super soft"

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

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

From Colorado, USA

Verified Reviewer

04/17/2019

"Perfect Companion"

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

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

Verified Reviewer

03/18/2019

"Very appropiate"

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This item is just beautiful!

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

Verified Reviewer

05/25/2020

"soft cashmere"

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gorgeous and well made

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  • year round sweater

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Neice
  • Occasion: birthday
From Los Angeles, CA, USA

Verified Reviewer

05/22/2020

"what a blanket!"

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so warm, our family loves this one

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Verified Reviewer

05/01/2020

"Light, but warm and beautifully made."

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Would recommend this as a purchase.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

 
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