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Hand Made Geometric Alpaca Blend Cushion Covers (Pair), "Starlight on Earth"

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Twinkling in a firmament of soothing earth tones, stylized stars light up the night. Mirror images of ivory and tan bring a contemporary feel to an ancient motif. Working on the handloom, Faustino Maldonado and his family create a mesmerizing pair of cushion covers from acrylic and alpaca blend yarns. A slot opening at the back permits insertion of the cushions (not included).

  • 0.33 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • Each: 40 cm L x 40 cm W
  • Each: 15.75" L x 15.75" W

  • 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca
  • Dry clean only
  • Cushion(s) not included
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Francois

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01/12/2023

"Great product"

This poncho is fantastic! Very warm and the wool is so soft!

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Judy

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06/13/2022

"Very well made."

I bought these a few years ago and they are still on my couch. They are well made and are a perfect accent.

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Francois

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05/20/2022

"Gantastic poncho"

These poncho are high quality products with a lot of style! I am very satisfy of my new poncho!

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Kristi

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05/01/2022

"Beautiful colors and design"

So nice to have a bit of the Andes in Canada!

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Francois

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12/04/2021

"Great product"

Fantastic poncho! Very good quality, this poncho keep you warm!

Purchased Item:

Inca Chief, Men's Handowen Alpaca Wool Poncho

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Paula

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11/03/2021

"Beautiful Message in a Beautiful Rug."

Lovely! So well done! Thanks Maldonado Family.

Purchased Item:

Doves Bring Peace, Animal Themed Wool Bird Area Rug (2x4)

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

The Maldonado's hometown, Hualhuas, is a renowned textile center. It is there that Faustino and his wife learned to weave from their parents, who learned from their parents before them. The Maldonado family motto defines what it means to be a Keeper of the Arts — "I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young."

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

Faustino truly understands the meaning of community. He feels a great responsibility for his assistants. He knows that, without their wages, his workers would be unable to care for their families. Novica sales have brought stability to the Maldonado Family workshop. they are no longer dependent upon tourism and can now meet their monthly expenses.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

The steady income that Novica sales bring have enabled the Maldonado Family to expand their workshop. They are now one of the largest workshops in Hualhuas and this has led to an increase in the income they receive from tourism. In addition to their two full-time employees they are able to give seasonal work to other artisans.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Faustino Maldonado began working as a boy with his parents and grandparents. Today, his family workshop has grown and he has greatly expanded his design collection. As a result, he is able to provide work to neighbors who are weavers.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

Maldonado Family has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2300 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to purchase alpaca wool and sheep wool for his weavings.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

The family elder, Faustino struggles to manage his diabetes. He follows a special diet and undergoes ongoing treatment. However he brings his weaving expertise to the family workshop he founded as a young man.

Media Featured

Media Featured

Faustino and the Maldonado Family workshop have been featured in many publications, among them El Comercio in which Faustino was shown alongside former Peruvian President, Fernando Belaunde.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

During times of high demand for his weavings, Faustino hires temporary workers. He has employed several blind artisans who excel at hand spinning.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Faustino helps his son and daughter pay for the education of their children.

 
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