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Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana presents this classy and comfortable cardigan sweater. Made from a soft blend of acrylic and alpaca wool, the long-sleeved navy sweater has an open front with an attractive sidetail hem.
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 assistants. 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 workshop, providing full-time employment to many people 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 that is often brought about by repetitive motion. He has been forced to modify his daily routine at the workshop.
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.
Everyone loves alpaca, and it's known for making clothes comfortable. This sweater is the MOST COMFORTABLE one I've ever owned. What a treasure this artist is - she has a beautiful design woven into the collar and the long sides are such a nice design. God's help brought this woman and me together through a beautiful gift of a sweater. What a blessed relationship. Look for more orders! And thank you.
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The sweater is really soft and comfortable, great for keeping warm in air-conditioned office. The style and color are great, and the price is very reasonable. Thank you!
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