Artisan Crafted Open Front Red Alpaca Blend Ruana, "Scarlet Sky"
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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
- Ruana: 77.47 cm L x 134.62 cm W
- Ruana: 30.5" L x 53" W
- Total length: 154 cm L
- Total length: 61" L
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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.
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!
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"Not what I expected"
This isn't really what I expected. I thought it would be softer and longer. The other alpaca items are much softer.
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