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Alpaca blend poncho, 'Cuzco Sunset' - Colorful Alpaca Blend Poncho from Peru

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Colorful Alpaca Blend Poncho from Peru, "Cuzco Sunset"

Inspired by the hues of afternoon, Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana designs this... more

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Inspired by the hues of afternoon, Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana designs this sumptuously soft alpaca blend poncho. This knit poncho features intersecting rectangle patterns in a variety of colors. A turtle neckline and a zip-up front complete this elegant poncho.

  • 0.78 kgs
  • 1.7 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 81 cm L x 132 cm W
  • 32" L x 52" W

  • 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Barbara

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05/22/2022

"Such a fun, unique item for cool days"

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Its as pretty as shown, and more on the medium weight side, which is perfect for cool, summer evenings and Fall days. I havent had a chance to wear it yet, but have tried it on and love it. Love the addition of the shawl collar and the zipper. I think Ill get a lot of use out of it.

Best Uses

  • Cool summer evenings and Fall days

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Summer

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05/18/2022

"Perfect gloves"

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These gloves were so soft. They kept me so toasty warm throughout the Wisconsin winter. They pair well with my navy blue winter beanie. Got many compliments on them.

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Cindy

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05/04/2022

"My favorite!"

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This is a lightweight comfortable sweater great for any occasion.

Best Uses

  • Everyday

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Lydia

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04/13/2022

"LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS"

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So flattering over another sweater (winter), blouse (spring, fall) or cami (summer). The perfect all-year garment. Beautifully made. Cannot say enough positive things about this tunic!!

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Copper Dreamcatcher, Knit Copper Tunic with V Neck and Short Sleeves

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Doglover

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03/29/2022

"This Color Just Pops"

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I love throws. Theyre so useful and even when not in use, look lovely on a sofa or the foot of the bed. The gorgeous color of this soft throw is a big plus. Wherever its placed, it will add warmth and style to your home. Its beautifully woven with a subtle pattern, and very soft, yet warm. It can be used as a shawl or draped over your legs. Its in my den, now, and I enjoy this throw every day when Im watching TV or reading.

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Donna

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03/18/2022

"Perfect for my redecorated room."

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This is a very nice soft throw. The color was just what I needed. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, is that the weave is a little loose and threads will pull.

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Nestor pays for his son to attend the university and employs other artisans who pay for their own children's education.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

Nestor still provides for his son who is in the university.

 
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