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Handcrafted Peruvian Men's 100% Alpaca Wool Poncho, "Snowy Peak"

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Pre-Hispanic butterflies adorn a handsome handloomed cloak. Working in luxurious... more

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Pre-Hispanic butterflies adorn a handsome handloomed cloak. Working in luxurious alpaca wool, Faustino Maldonado selects the colors of Huaytapallana, a snowcapped mountain in the province of Huancayo. The warm but lightweight garment is based on the traditional poncho. Buttons crafted from dried mate gourds secure each side. They bear the inscription Tahuantinsuyo, which refers to the Inca empire's geographic division which included Antisuyo, Collasuyo, Chinchaysuyo and Contisuyo.

  • 1.50 kgs
  • 3.3 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 95 cm W x 140 cm H
  • 37" W x 55" H

  • 100% alpaca weft, cotton warp
  • 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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  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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68

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12/15/2017

"Great Piece of Handmade Art"

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Beautiful Poncho. Just love everything about it. Very Heavy.......sure to keep me warm on Cold Evenings.

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07/31/2018

"Wish the weather cooperated more"

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I love this poncho but it is too warm to wear it as much as I would like

Best Uses

  • Really cold days with low wind

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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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From Tennessee, USA

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10/24/2019

"Beautiful poncho"

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This poncho is So good-looking and wearable; colors are bright and with the white, this really stands out. Workmanship is really good. I love it!

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10/05/2020

"Best companion"

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I have had this poncho for several years now. It is fantastic, beautifully made, warm, comfortable. I wore it, I traveled with it, I slept under it. It shows no sign of wear, still gorgeous. Undeniable beauty of this poncho is paired with strong character and authenticity. It carries such a generous spirit of adventure. And it is made to last. I often think of people who made it, their skill and care and my gratitude is boundless. Thank you.

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beautiful warm authentic high quality

Best Uses

  • Every time you need comfort and warmth

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Road to Huancayo, Men's Alpaca Wool Poncho

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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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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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