Asymmetrical Copper Poncho from Peru, "Copper Earth Cracks"
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A classy and sophisticated accessory, this lightweight poncho is perfect for chilly days. Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana designs the copper-colored poncho, which features textured lines and cable patterns. Made from a blend of acrylic and alpaca wool, the poncho has an asymmetrical hem that gives it an attractive, feminine touch.
- 0.29 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- Garment Measurements
- 68.58 cm L x 127 cm W
- 27" L x 50" W
Nestor's mother is from Juliaca in the Peruvian altiplano. She taught Nestor to weave and he, in turn, has taught his wife, his two children and his employees. He finds his inspiration in traditional Peruvian art and constantly searches art and history books to refine his craft.
Nestor is not only an employer, he is an important member of his community. He continues to grow his business providing full-time employment to 23 workers and part-time employment to others when he can. He recognizes his good fortune and shares with those less fortunate whenever the opportunity arises. The income from Nestor's Novica sales not only supports his wife, son and elderly parents — it helps to support others in his community. Many of Nestor's employees were homeless. Nestor not only provides them with work, he provides a place to stay or live.
Nestor loves his community and does what he can to help it. He employs disabled elderly craftswomen to create the unique hand finishes applied to his designs. These women would be unable to care for themselves without the support Nestor gives them.
Nestor was recently diagnosed with a calcaneal bone spur, a condition is often brought about by repetitive motion. He has been forced to modify his daily routine, however he continues to design and craft fine alpaca apparel in his workshop.
Nestor Yana has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy yarn in the colors of this season's fashion trends for production.
Nestor's persistence and determination have paid off. He not only is able to support himself but has grown his workshop and now offers work to others.
"Copper Earth Cracks Poncho"
Just received this poncho and it is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I are traveling to Colorado and I wanted something warm and unique for our trip. The poncho is very soft and I love that it is a little thicker than it appears in the picture. The color is true to the picture and will look stunning matched with jeans and boots! Can't wait to wear this beauty!!!
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