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Hand Dyed Alpaca Blend Knit Ruana in Blue from Peru, "Ocean Caress"

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Like many artisans, Waldo Berrios first learned his craft at his father's knee.... more

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Like many artisans, Waldo Berrios first learned his craft at his father's knee. "I was born in Huancayo with a love for my land and a great desire to learn, so my father taught me how to knit when I was very young," he states. "My focus now is on creating fine knitwear of top quality, and in so doing sharing with the world the beauty of our culture and our Andean textiles." Here he crafts an exquisite knit ruana using a soft alpaca blend and manually dyes it in progressively darker shades of blue using the wax-resist technique known as batik. The Peruvian artisan creates the wrap's beautiful colors, which include cadet blue and midnight blue tones, using natural dyes. Lightweight yet warm, this is an elegant accessory with just a touch of boho style.

  • 0.51 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 74 cm L x 120 cm W
  • 29" L x 47" W

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • One size fits most
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with 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? Yes

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

55

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01/18/2021

"Much Respect"

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Time, practice and patience are evident in this work of art. Yes, art. I would truly have to start my life over to achieve the expertise in the creation of this poncho. The color, pattern and symmetry drew me in and I had to add this to my wardrobe.

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01/17/2021

"Not a bulky fit."

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I love the soft texture.

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01/14/2021

"Soft and elegant to the touch"

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Only problem is that it was too small for my daughter. It was a gift from me to her and I didn t realize she would need a much larger size than usual. Next time I ll order a man s wrap.

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Dry clean

Best Uses

  • Layering

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Verified Reviewer

01/04/2021

"Beautiful layering"

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Bought the black/gray. Compliments any body type. Soft, warm, attractive.

Best Uses

  • Cool fall days
  • Dressy or casual

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Sue

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11/21/2020

"A go-to favorite!!"

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Love the dramatic pattern and colors

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11/11/2020

"Lovely"

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Soft and comfy and the colors and design are really nice.

Best Uses

  • Keeping warm in the winter weather

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

 
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