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Hand Made Women's Alpaca Blend Shoulder Bag , "Andean Warmth"

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Warm shades of yellow, red and brown welcome the cool allure of green in a... more

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Warm shades of yellow, red and brown welcome the cool allure of green in a shoulder bag of splendid beauty. The Maldonado Family weaves the acrylic and alpaca wool bag on a traditional loom after carefully dyeing the threads. The bag is lined, closes with a zipper, and features a small pocket.

  • 0.23 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • Bag: 37 cm L x 35 cm W
  • Bag: 14.5" L x 13.75" W
  • Strap(s): 125 cm L x 4 cm W
  • Strap(s): 49.2" L x 1.2" W
  • Drop length: 58 cm from strap to bag
  • Drop length: 22.75" from strap to bag

  • 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca. Polyester lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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Hazel

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10/01/2017

"My favorite"

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My favorite go to bag.

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Andean Warmth, Hand Made Women's Alpaca Blend Shoulder Bag

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Francois

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12/04/2021

"Great product"

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

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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."

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Lovely! So well done! Thanks Maldonado Family.

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

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Kent

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07/17/2021

"beautiful colors and design"

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great materials and craftsmanship

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Solar Enchantment, Hand Made Wool Striped Cushion Covers (Pair)

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Steven

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06/05/2021

"At last. A new alpaca poncho!"

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Your product arrived timely and in good condition. I had an alpaca poncho back in the 80s but I lost it in moving. Its very nice to have one again. My friends already love it. Someday I may try for a vicuna, but this works fine for me. We dont get too cold in DC, and layering with a wool poncho works so well. Thank you.

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I have alpaca and llama. I may try for vicuna but that"s expensive. But so nice. I've not heard .

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Hualhuas Night, Unique Peruvian Alpaca Wool Men's Poncho

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AFM

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01/20/2021

"ONLY - IF YOU DO NOT MIND ATTENTION!!"

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ITS WARM AND CHIC - ALSO IT WILL GET YOU NOTICED!!

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Andean Highland, Hand Crafted Alpaca Wool Patterned Poncho from Peru

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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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