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Alpaca Wool Patterned Shawl, "Huancayo Blues"

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Weaving on a traditional loom, Wilmer Vilchez creates a warm cozy shawl for... more

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Weaving on a traditional loom, Wilmer Vilchez creates a warm cozy shawl for those cold weather days. He selects a rich blue spectrum as he weaves the shawl of baby alpaca, the wool obtained from the season's first shear and noted for its fine soft fleece.

  • 0.20 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 190 cm L x 68 cm W
  • 75" L x 27" W

  • 100% alpaca
  • Dry clean only
  • 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
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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80

Linda

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06/16/2016

"loved it but unable to wear due to gragrance scent"

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This was exactly what I wantedboth gorgeous and also warmer than the silk or lightweght wool ones. I was SO disappointed I had to return it because it smelled of fragrance/perfume, to which I am highly allergic. I called Novica to inquire about this, and they contacted the artisan group who confirmed that they use a scented fabric softener in the finishing process. This is very unfortunatle because there are many people who are allergic or intolerant health-wise of fragrances (not to mention that many people simply dont like the scents). I hope the artists will reconsider and not use them. A bit of vinegar works just as well as a nautral fabric softener and leaves no scented residue. This is the reason for only 4 stars. I couldnt bear to knock off any more stars since its beautiful & well-made. I would love to order it or another alpaca shawl again but cant unless they stop using scented products. Once the scent gets into the fibers it is impossible to get out even with washing.

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Linda

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10/11/2017

"Even more beautiful than the photo"

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Absolutely beautiful, the colors are exquisite. It is finely crafted and the alpaca wool is soft with NO scent (as noted by a previous reviewer). I will order from this artisan again.

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Kathlyn

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11/10/2016

"Alpaca Shawl"

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Beautiful item to have or to give.

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Charlotte

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01/16/2021

"A favorite scarf"

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The color is so beautiful, I love the length.

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Linda

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01/16/2021

"Beautiful"

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So beautiful! I gave it to my mother and she was thrilled. I love buying from these wonderful artisans.

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Paula

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10/13/2020

"Quality work"

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Excellent work, nice design

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Susan

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09/14/2021

"Beautiful gift"

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I bought this for a friend. She opened it at dinner, put it on, and wore it all evening. Beautifully made with lovely colors and pattern. Light weight and delicate.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday

Anna

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07/06/2021

"Lovely accessory"

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I appreciate the quality of that shawl! Its very well done, as well as the colors in it allow for wearing it with many outfits. Furthermore, its big enough to provide warmth when the outside weather becomes rather little chili.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Cousin
  • Occasion: Christmas

Susan

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03/05/2021

"Beautiful Shawl"

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Lovely and useful. Well made. good quality

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Catherine

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02/27/2021

"Wonderfully Soft and warm"

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I purchased this shawl as a gift for my sister. The alpaca wool is so soft and warm. She loves it!

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Joan

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02/24/2021

"Couldn t be happier!"

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This gorgeous shawl just arrived at my sister s and she loves it!!! The colors are extraordinary, much prettier than in picture, and the weaving is lovely...you ll not regret ordering this beauty. Cute wrapping complete with a little doll charm too.

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Sister
  • Occasion: birthday

Carol

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01/12/2021

"Exceptional workmanship"

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All around beautiful.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Wilmer Vilchez has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $850 and the most recent for $1050.

Job Creator

Job Creator

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

 
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