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Hand Woven Fuchsia Alpaca Blend Shawl from Peru, "Fuchsia Fiesta"

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Shades of fuchsia, berry, and ginger create a subtle striped pattern on this stunning shawl from Peru. A vibrant and sophisticated accessory, the shawl is designed by husband and wife team Raquel and Gregor and hand-woven from a soft alpaca blend.

  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 190 cm L x 68 cm W
  • 75" L x 27" W
  • Fringe: 10 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.9" L

  • 40% alpaca, 25% pima cotton, 25% rayon, 10% nylon
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 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
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Reviews by Customers

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97

Joy

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11/14/2020

"Appreciated gift"

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This was a gift and the recipient loved the color and texture. It felt hood to support a talented artisan from Peru as well!

Tags By Joy

shawl warm colorful bold

Best Uses

  • brightening up the fall and winter with luxe color

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Fuchsia Fiesta, Hand Woven Fuchsia Alpaca Blend Shawl from Peru

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12/07/2019

"Fabulous Color"

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Perfect for an evening out. Flattering color and quality workmanship. Thank you!

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Fuchsia Fiesta, Hand Woven Fuchsia Alpaca Blend Shawl from Peru

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01/12/2021

"Better than the picture!"

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I gave this to a friend for Christmas and she loves it! Its lightweight, warm and brighter than the picture shows. It is absolutely lovely, a great price and a greater mission. You cannot go wrong with this purchase.

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01/03/2021

"A Gorgeous addition to my collection!"

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As lovely and soft as hoped. Beautiful detail in the weaving.

Best Uses

  • Dress up casual wear in a flash b y adding this shawl

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01/02/2021

"Great gift!"

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I got this for my Dad for Christmas. He likes it very much! He enjoys taking longs walks and this scarf is warm and toasty!

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Verified Reviewer

12/25/2020

"This is beautiful!"

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The work is exquisite. Love this scarf!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Raquel and Gregor are dedicated to preserving the traditions woven into Peruvian culture from pre-Incan times. Like many before them, they learned their textile craft from elders in the community and they pass their knowledge to the younger artisans who work with them. Each piece produced in their workshop is woven on a wooden floor loom and finished by hand. Created from natural fibers — alpaca, cotton and silk — their work echoes the natural colors of the Peruvian landscape, reverberating with the rich hues of the mountains, the jungle and the coast.

Raquel and Gregor are deeply committed to building a sustainable workshop that offers a flexible supportive environment for the people who collaborate with them, most of whom are women. They have a special room at the workshop for the women to breastfeed or otherwise care for their children. Many of these women work solely for the purpose of being able to educate their children. Raquel and Gregor also have a deep respect for the environment and have installed solar panels in their workshop, a rarity in Peru.

Among the quality control assistants at Raquel and Gregor's workshop is one who is profoundly deaf. The rest of the team takes great pride in the way they have learned to communicate with her. They treasure what she has taught them about communicating with her and with each other.

Raquel and Gregor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy more silk, cotton and alpaca wool for her shawls and accessories.

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

 
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