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

The sun shines through a colorful horizon casting a spell of pre-Hispanic... more

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The sun shines through a colorful horizon casting a spell of pre-Hispanic enchantment. Faustino Maldonado weaves this alluring pair of cushion covers of wool on a traditional handloom, with threads that have been dyed with natural pigments. The covers close with a flap.

  • 0.35 kgs
  • 0.8 lbs
  • Each: 40 cm L x 40 cm W
  • Each: 15.75" L x 15.75" W

  • 100% wool, cotton warp
  • All natural dyes
  • Dry clean only
  • Cushion(s) not included
  • Textile softness: Coarse -- this item is made with natural fibers that have not been softened in order to preserve the material's natural state
  • 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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SUSAN

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10/29/2016

"Muy Bonita"

These pillow covers are very well woven, with striking, dense colors that are even more beautiful in person than on line. They are true to the excellent photo, though. There is good space for folding over the 'envelope' closure. These covers sell for twice the price through retailers in US. Through NOVICA, you know who made them. and you are assured your money supports the artisans.

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

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Justyna

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01/11/2018

"unique"

I was looking for an accent pillow cover for a day bed in my newly renovated study. These are perfect! I wish I could get similar cover in a larger bolster format. Thank you for the quality and a beautiful design!

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Christina

From Seattle, usa

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09/07/2017

"Wool Striped Cushion Covers 'Solar Enchantment'"

These are the best. The wool is not scratchy or uncomfortable. Well made and woven. The back is also wool (not cotton). Unlike cotton, which holds smudges, or be more for decoration, these can be used to rest your head on, or be heaven for a cat. Highly recommended.

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Kathleen

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06/17/2016

"beautiful and well made"

We bought these and "Inca Paradise" by the same artist some time back, and we've been delighted with them.

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Kent

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07/17/2021

"beautiful colors and design"

great materials and craftsmanship

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Margaret

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03/25/2019

"Very Pleased with this purchase."

I loved the high quality, and the colors that remind me of a sunrise. They add joy to our living room.

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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

From Canada

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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!

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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.

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

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Steven

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06/05/2021

"At last. A new alpaca poncho!"

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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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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