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Alpaca blend shawl, 'Versatile Ivory' - Artisan Crafted Alpaca Wool Patterned Shawl

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Product ID: 201035

Artisan Crafted Alpaca Wool Patterned Shawl, "Versatile Ivory"

Versatile in ivory, this shawl by Raquel and Gregor is designed to go with... more

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Versatile in ivory, this shawl by Raquel and Gregor is designed to go with everything. It is knit of a baby alpaca wool blend, noted for its delightful soft warmth as it comes from the season's first shear.

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

  • 90% alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Linda

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05/08/2022

"Really pretty!"

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Colorful, variegated yarns. Nice workmanship!

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Lila

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04/03/2022

"Colorful and practical"

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Beautiful and warm! I was wearing this when it was -5 degrees outside without my coat (walking from css as r to the restaurant) Amazing! It s so warm and colorful!

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Susan

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03/28/2022

"Stunning"

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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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Judi

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03/23/2022

"Beautifully, soft alpaca poncho!"

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Ive worn this poncho with a white blouse and jeans and it is very comfortable. Plus, Ive gotten a lot of compliments on the colors. It is very soft to the touch, but I wish it was a little bit longer in the back and front. Excellent workmanship!

Tags By Judi

Soft colorful high quality product lovely shades of blue

Best Uses

  • In the spring and fall

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Carolyn

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03/12/2022

"new favorite"

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This was purchased as a birthday present and the recipient absolutely loved it.

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

Susan

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03/08/2022

"Beautiful Scarf"

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I purchased this scarf as a gift for my sister; it is exquisite and very well made and will be a perfect gift.

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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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