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Alpaca blend shawl,  'Muse' - Pure Alpaca Wool Shawl from Peru

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Pure Alpaca Wool Shawl from Peru, "Muse"

This shawl from Raquel and Gregor is designed with feminine elegance. It is knit... more

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This shawl from Raquel and Gregor is designed with feminine elegance. It is knit with wool from the alpaca's first shear, also known as baby alpaca wool. The shawl's florid lacy patterns culminate with a scalloped border.

  • 0.17 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 180 cm L x 52.5 cm W
  • 71" L x 20.75" W

  • 90% alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Margie

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10/06/2019

"Alpaca?s softness."

Very nice. It is soft and warm.

Best Uses

  • It keeps my shoulders warm plus it?s beautifully made

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Muse, Pure Alpaca Wool Shawl from Peru

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Miri

From Ca

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06/16/2016

"Very soft"

I bought it as a gift to myself. It is very soft and nice and doesnt take much place when storing it. Im planning to use it to warm my self over a summery dress at a coming wedding.

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soft warm

Best Uses

  • For a cold night out

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MobileAngel

From Mobile, AL

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07/07/2022

"Wonderful scarf!"

I got this scarf for my husband because he loves black scarves (very basic taste) and I love alpacas. He used it this past cold spell, and loved it!

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Celeste

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06/23/2022

"Exquisite Elegance"

Deliciously comfortable and sophisticatedly stylish, the shawl wraps itself about the shoulders gracefully and transforms any outfit into elegance. I purchased one for myself and fell in love with it so much I soon after purchased another as a gift for my cousin. She, too, fell in love with its design, quality and comfort.

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Linda

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05/08/2022

"Really pretty!"

Colorful, variegated yarns. Nice workmanship!

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Lila

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04/03/2022

"Colorful and practical"

Beautiful and warm! I was wearing this when it was -5 degrees outside without my coat (walking from css as r to the restaurant) Amazing! It s so warm and colorful!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

 
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