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Product ID: 214898

Handwoven Alpaca Blend Shawl, "Herringbone Brown"

byRaquel and Gregor: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (89)
Woven of a luxurious alpaca wool blend, this handsome shawl boasts a subtle... more

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Woven of a luxurious alpaca wool blend, this handsome shawl boasts a subtle herringbone motif for visual texture. Raquel and Gregor select two shades of brown for this classic design.

  • 0.25 kgs
  • 0.6 lbs
  • 200 cm L x 70 cm W
  • 79" L x 27.5" W

  • 90% alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Do not use a dryer
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural 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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89

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11/22/2017

"Beautiful dark brown shawl"

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Its tough to find a solid dark brown shawl. This is perfect. It is soft and warm. This shawl with go with everything!

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Herringbone Brown, Handwoven Alpaca Blend Shawl

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10/16/2020

"Beautiful and then some!!!!"

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While the colors on the picture of the scarf were lovely the actual scarf was simply brilliant. Will be an asset on any outfit.

Purchased Item:

Color Play, Baby Alpaca Blend Multicolored Striped Scarf from Peru

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10/01/2020

"The perfect gift for my husband."

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He loves it. Many compliments have been received when wearing it.

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06/27/2020

"Absolutely stunning"

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Beautiful and dynamic addition to any outfit.

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05/14/2020

"Spectacular!"

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It is light, lovely, and warm. Gorgeous texture. This was the 1st alpaca scarf from this artist, and I later purchased a similar one in turquoise. Love them both.

Tags By Marie

alpaca scarf

Best Uses

  • As a shawl, ushering for live theatre
  • As a neck scarf in cold weather

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04/30/2020

"Beautiful colors"

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Love the scarf. Colors are so pretty. Not quite as soft as expected but still very nice.

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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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