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Product ID: 201261

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 Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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61

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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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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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11/10/2016

"Alpaca Shawl"

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Beautiful item to have or to give.

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12/28/2019

"Birthday Gift for my Niece"

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This shawl is stunning!! The colors are so vibrant. I know my Niece is going to love this.

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06/16/2016

"Better than expected"

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Recently returned from Peru without finding perfect shawl. Saw this and had to order. Authentic, baby alpaca wrap drapes beautifully and is the perfect weight for chilly summer evenings. This exceeded my expectations and is even better in person than the photo.

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09/03/2020

"So soft"

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I gave this as a gift and she loved it!

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08/11/2020

"soft and warm"

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This is so pretty and is great for travel.

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Verified Reviewer

06/20/2020

"Gorgeous, soft, and silky"

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This shawl is amazingly silky smooth!

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04/22/2020

"Absolutely stunning!"

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This is a wonderfully crafted shall with a beautiful color scheme and is amazingly warm. I leave it at work as I run cold and drape it over my semi-professional wear all times of year. I receive many compliments. I would totally recommend!

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Versatility

Best Uses

  • Warmth!

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02/19/2020

"Very nice mens scarf"

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I had been to Arequipa back in 1989, but this is the first time I am luck to have purchased such a finely crafted product from that region of Peru.

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02/08/2020

"Gorgeous, warm and full of character"

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This is the third shawl Ive bought made by this artist...They are stunningly beautiful, practical and warm... Each color palette has its own character and the subtle variations in the weave are gorgeous. I live in a bitterly cold winter climate so appreciate the lightweight warmth these shawls provide, combined with the elegance of the colors and patterns...

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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

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

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

 
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