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Artisan Handwoven Alpaca Blend Wall Hanging, "At Peace in Nature"

Employing the traditional waist weaving technique, artisan weaver Mariano of the... more

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Employing the traditional waist weaving technique, artisan weaver Mariano of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco wove this wall hanging for the World Peace Project. He explains that its symbols "represent birds touching flowers, love, family, and peace with their beaks."

Mariano and other artisans from the Cusco Center for Traditional Textiles raise their own alpacas and llamas, shear them, and create the yarn employed in this exquisite wall hanging. After shearing and washing, the weavers spin the wool using a pushka (drop spindle), then dye it with natural dyes. For the waist loom, the weaver wraps one end of the loom around her waist with a strap, securing the other end of the loom to a tree or post, to begin creating works of art such as this.

  • 0.19 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 52 cm W x 55 cm H
  • 20.5" W x 21.75" H
  • Fringe: 14 cm L
  • Fringe: 5.5" L

  • 50% alpaca, 50% wool
  • Display rod not included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Peru.
  • Ships fast from USA.
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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Carol

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01/25/2023

"functional AND beautiful bag for cell phone and crecdit cards"

Pefect for quick trips to stores and farmers markets - just room for phone and charge cards, and a beautiful, colorful addition to my day :-)

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Inca Sunrise, Sunrise Striped Alpaca Wool Shoulder Bag

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Cathy

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01/10/2023

"Beautiful Bag!"

Colors are so pretty, the design is beautiful. Wonderful workmanship. I love this bag.

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Erica

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11/30/2022

"Special alpaca bag"

Very well made, beautiful colors, a piece of art.

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Margaret

From Bloomington, IN, USA

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11/09/2022

"Love this shoulder bag. Such beautiful colors!"

The bag is just the right size. The workmanship is impeccable.

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Ana

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10/30/2022

"My favorite go to handbag"

This handbag is exquisite! The craftmanship and quality of the weaving is unmatched in intricacy and beauty. The colors are deep, rich and complement the design so well. The bag is the perfect size, not too big nor too small. Just right for a wallet, phone, eyeglass case, keys, other small items. The strap is adjustable to either shoulder length or crossbody, which is really versatile. Even the zipper is quality. I love this handbag and I highly recommend it!

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Debra

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07/28/2022

"Just the right size"

Very pretty, just like the picture. I am very happy with it.

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