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Alpaca blend poncho, 'Basic Style' - Knit Black and Brown Alpaca Blend Poncho from Peru Curate

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Basic Style Knit Black and Brown Alpaca Blend Poncho from Peru

Make this classic black poncho a staple in your wardrobe. From Peruvian artisan... more

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Make this classic black poncho a staple in your wardrobe. From Peruvian artisan Pia Zavala, the poncho is knit from a soft alpaca blend. A spice-colored border lines the round neckline, arm openings, and hem.

  • 0.40 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 75 cm L x 108 cm W
  • 29.5" L x 43" W

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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Pia's struggles with her health have forced her to downsize her workshop but she is determined to keep it open. Her workers rely on their earnings to care for themselves and their families. Nearly half of the workshop's income is derived from Novica sales and Pia does not want to let let her helpers down.

Pia has taken a very modern approach to textile production. Her workers live far from her workshop and used to spend hours each day traveling to work. Pia moved her knitting machines to her artisans' homes and they no longer have to travel great distances. They are able to spend more time with their families and still earn a living. Pia works with machine knitters and hand finishers to create her knitwear collection.

Pia and her team find joy in their success and strength in each other as they face their health challenges. Pia struggles daily with fibromyalgia. Marcelino, her assistant of 32 years, suffered a stroke in 2016. He continues to produce at the workshop but struggles with work that once came easily.

Pia's innovative approach to production has enabled her to work with artisans who once needed to travel a great distance to the workshop. In spite of her own health difficulties, she has kept her workshop open in order to provide a steady income for her collaborators.

At 16, Pia survived a violent car crash that smashed her pelvis. She slowly recovered but feared that she would not be able to have children... today her children are grown-up.

Pia has been included in a local magazine story about her participation in an event to benefit profoundly deaf children.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Pia's children are grown but she provides for the education of a grandchild.

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Pia Zavala

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Pia Zavala

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4 Testimonials for Pia Zavala


I bought both the brown and gray Open Cape Collar alapaca sweaters and I absolutely LOVE them. I was a little worried that the cut wouldn't look good- I paired it with a belt and it's perfect. I get compliments all the time- unique, looks great, and super warm. Couldn't be happier.


Lima, Ohio, USA

I bought this sweater for myself for Christmas. The color is a perfect match to a pair of jeans that I have. The yarn is very soft. I love wearing it.


Dear Pia, I love your designs, but I am 5'1"" tall and weigh 105 lbs. Unfortunately, your size s/m is too big for me. I ordered one of your sweaters and had to return it. S/M does not work for a petite woman. Sincerely, A fan and follower