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Knit V-Neck Alpaca Wool Blend Poncho from Peru, "Inca Gala"

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Inca motifs parade in silhouette across wide bands of joyous color. Knitted of a... more

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Inca motifs parade in silhouette across wide bands of joyous color. Knitted of a soft alpaca wool blend, this stunning poncho features a V-neck and luxurious fringe. The exquisite knitted poncho comes from Nestor Yana.

  • 0.33 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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188

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01/14/2020

"Love the colors, the weight, and the warmth!"

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Love the colors, the weight, an the warmth. It really is beautiful! I would say although its one size fits all, its a little on the small side and Im not a very big person. 54 and 150 lbs, but I do have broader shoulders

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From Toronto

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02/09/2019

"Not only warm but stylish too!"

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This has become one of my favourite items in my closet! The poncho has many different colours and patterns in it which makes it easy to match it with many outfits, and it has kept me warm during the long Canadian winter (plus the material used is extremely soft.) Im pleased that this poncho is stylish and keeps me warm, but is also ethically made!

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From Raleigh, North Carolina, US

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06/17/2021

"Love these gloves!"

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Super soft and warm, and the design is so fun! Brightens up a dreary winter day.

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05/30/2021

"Copper Inca Maze"

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This is a beautiful poncho. Stylish and warm.

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05/05/2021

"Quality. unique poncho"

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My wife loved the beautiful design of this high quality poncho with a zippered front

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05/02/2021

"Lovely sweater"

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Beautiful lightweight sweater that I gave to my sister as a birthday present. She loved it.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Nestor's mother is from Juliaca in the Peruvian altiplano. She taught Nestor to weave and he, in turn, has taught his wife, his two children and his employees. He finds his inspiration in traditional Peruvian art and constantly searches art and history books to refine his craft.

Nestor is not only an employer, he is an important member of his community. He continues to grow his business providing full-time employment to 23 workers and part-time employment to others when he can. He recognizes his good fortune and shares with those less fortunate whenever the opportunity arises. The income from Nestor's Novica sales not only supports his wife, son and elderly parents — it helps to support others in his community. Many of Nestor's employees were homeless. Nestor not only provides them with work, he provides a place to stay or live.

Nestor loves his community and does what he can to help it. He employs disabled elderly craftswomen to create the unique hand finishes applied to his designs. These women would be unable to care for themselves without the support Nestor gives them.

Nestor was recently diagnosed with a calcaneal bone spur, a condition is often brought about by repetitive motion. He has been forced to modify his daily routine, however he continues to design and craft fine alpaca apparel in his workshop.

Nestor Yana has received 8 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2850 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy yarn in the colors of this season's fashion trends for production.

Nestor's persistence and determination have paid off. He not only is able to support himself but has grown his workshop and now offers work to others.

Nestor pays for his son to attend the university and employs other artisans who pay for their own children's education.

Nestor still provides for his son who is in the university.

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