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

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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
  • 40 cm L x 40 cm W
  • 15.75" L x 15.75" W

  • 100% wool, cotton warp
  • Cushion(s) not included
  • Dry clean only
  • All natural dyes
  • 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 Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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67

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10/29/2016

"Muy Bonita"

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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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01/11/2018

"unique"

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

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From Seattle, usa

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09/07/2017

"Wool Striped Cushion Covers 'Solar Enchantment'"

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

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06/17/2016

"beautiful and well made"

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

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

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03/25/2019

"Very Pleased with this purchase."

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

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09/25/2017

"great hairloom this artist does a wonderful jof."

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beautiful cushions. wonderful work!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • Occasion: birthday
From Olympic Peninsula, WA, USA

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08/20/2020

"Gift for my son!"

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He spends a lot of time in the mountains. This is beautiful, warm and soft

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08/17/2020

"A poncho made to last!"

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Great quality of product like always with the products of the Maldonado family! This poncho have a lot of style and the wool is soft!

Best Uses

  • best for spring and fall

Purchased Item:

Andean Celebration, Men's Andean 100% Alpaca Handwoven Poncho in Earth Shades

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06/27/2020

"Soft and practical poncho!"

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This poncho is softer and lighter than Chestnut mountains that i also buy recently! The style is also different, more than i originally saw in the pictures of these two ponchos. I think that both of them are great! Andean Highland have a more casual look.

Best Uses

  • Perfect for spring or fall seasons
  • Warm and practical

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Andean Highland, Hand Crafted Alpaca Wool Patterned Poncho from Peru

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Verified Reviewer

06/22/2020

"A quality poncho!"

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This poncho is tick and warm! This one have a very classic style!

Best Uses

  • Perfect for fall and spring seasons

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06/22/2020

"A classic poncho!"

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Very well made! The Golden celebration have a lot of style!

Best Uses

  • Very warm and practical
  • perfect for spring and fall seasons

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Verified Reviewer

06/22/2020

"Poncho with a lot of style!"

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Very well made poncho, very solid and practical! Probably the best poncho i have!

Best Uses

  • To wear in all occasions! Very warm

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Chestnut Mountains, Handwoven Alpaca and Wool Blend Poncho from Peru

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

 
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