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Celinda Jaco selects a cozy blend of Andean alpaca for this handsome men's scarf. Classic in style, it features fine stripes of ivory and camel woven through the chestnut brown textile. Hand-tied fringe completes a distinguished design.
Celinda uses traditional materials to create her contemporary clothing. Her designs are often based on Andean styles such as ponchos and ruanas, her garments are machine knit and finished by hand. From her early teens, Celinda was obsessed with textiles and began to learn tailoring, knitting, crochet, toy-making and appliqué. Many of these crafts were taught to her by her family. Today, she enjoys passing her skills on to the next generation. She encourages university students who are curious about the textile arts to visit her workshop and "practice."
Celinda has a natural entrepreneurial spirit. She attempted many things before founding her own workshop. Dedicated to preserving Peruvian textile traditions, she trains her own workers and informally trains university students who have an open invitation to visit her workshop and learn about the textile arts. She is an asset to her community.
Celinda, her husband and her grandson are all supported through her Novica sales. These sales are steady, enabling her to pay her employees, her workshop bills and other living expenses.
Celinda hires as many university students as possible. It is her way of ensuring that someone will not have to give up their studies because they cannot afford to continue.
She has received an award for quality and design from Promperu, the Peruvian export and tourism agency.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
I received this scarf today in the mail. Delivery was timely with respect the distance it had to travel. The scarf is very nice. It is soft, but not too soft. The dark brown is very attractive and has a male look about it that can be dressed up or down. The scarf is well worth the price. I look for many years of use.
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I got this scarf as a Christmas present for my son. It is beautiful, soft, and masculine. The length will allow him to wear it more than one way. I think he will get a lot of warmth from this scarf.
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