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Alpaca blend ruana cloak, 'Scarlet Sky' - Artisan Crafted Open Front Red Alpaca Blend Ruana icon bankCurate

Product ID: 225161

Artisan Crafted Open Front Red Alpaca Blend Ruana, "Scarlet Sky"

byCelinda Jaco: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (140)
In the tradition of the Andes, Celinda Jaco designs a ruana cloak to wear... more

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In the tradition of the Andes, Celinda Jaco designs a ruana cloak to wear everywhere. The warm open-front wrap is woven of a soft alpaca blend and finished by hand. Once reserved for the Inca aristocracy and later for special occasions, alpaca is coveted for its warmth.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 77.47 cm L x 134.62 cm W
  • 30.5" L x 53" W
  • Total length: 154 cm L
  • Total length: 61" L

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • 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
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

Reviews by Customers

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140

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12/12/2017

"beautiful"

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The quality of the fabric and the soft hand are wonderful. This is a gift for my Daughter in law whose mother is Peruvian. My DIL gave me a baby alpaca ruana 20 yrs ago and it's one of my favorites. I think she'll love this!

Tags By Marlette L.

Wonderful falone for those chilling nights when sweater isn't enough but a coat is too much. in cold weather over a coat! Beautiful soft quality workmanship

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01/30/2019

"Not what I expected"

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This isnt really what I expected. I thought it would be softer and longer. The other alpaca items are much softer.

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09/13/2020

"Poncho on the camping in a cool evening"

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Warm and nice to wear on a cold evening sitting for long time

Tags By Harm Jan

Poncho cold and than still warm

Best Uses

  • Poncho warm in a cold evening

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From Crestview Hills, KY USA

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07/26/2020

"Great Christmas Gift"

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My son loved the color, softness and warmth of this scarf.

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From Glen Echo, MD

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07/24/2020

"This is a beautiful scraf"

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The craftpersonship ofthis scarf is superb!

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07/20/2020

"Beautiful scarf"

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This was a gift to my wife and she loved it. The color is very rich and beautiful.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Celinda uses traditional materials to create her contemporary clothing. Her designs are often based on Andean styles such as ponchos and ruanas, her garments are machine knit and finished by hand. From her early teens, Celinda was obsessed with textiles and began to learn tailoring, knitting, crochet, toy-making and appliqué. Many of these crafts were taught to her by her family. Today, she enjoys passing her skills on to the next generation. She encourages university students who are curious about the textile arts to visit her workshop and "practice."

Celinda has a natural entrepreneurial spirit. She attempted many things before finding her own workshop. Dedicated to preserving Peruvian textile traditions, she trains her own workers and informally teaches university students who have an open invitation to visit her workshop and learn about the textile arts. She is an asset to her community.

Celinda, her husband and her grandson are all supported through her Novica sales. These sales are steady, enabling her to pay her employees, her workshop bills and other living expenses.

Celinda hires as many university students as possible. It is her way of ensuring that someone will not have to give up their studies because they cannot afford to continue.

She has received an award for quality and design from Promperu, the Peruvian export and tourism agency.

Celinda is proud to be able to pay for the education of one of her grandsons.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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