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Throw blanket, 'White Andean Textures' - Textured White Alpaca Acrylic Blend Throw Blanket from Peru

Product ID: 385504

Textured White Alpaca Acrylic Blend Throw Blanket from Peru, "White Andean Textures"

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Intriguing textures in an alpaca blend throw evoke Peru's great pre-Hispanic... more

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Intriguing textures in an alpaca blend throw evoke Peru's great pre-Hispanic legacy when Inca weavings were more highly prized than gold. Cozy and comfortable, it comes to life on the looms of textile artist Nestor Yana. The talented artisan selects a soft, snowy white for this beautiful fringed manta blanket.

  • 0.72 kgs
  • 1.6 lbs
  • 160 cm L x 128 cm W
  • 63" L x 50" W
  • Fringe: 9.5 cm W
  • Fringe: 3.7" W

  • 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca
  • Lay flat to dry
  • Machine wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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191

Carissa

From United States

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12/20/2020

"Absolutely Beautiful Blanket"

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I absolutely love this blanket. It?s so beautifully made, the pattern and color are gorgeous. It?s not too heavy but it is very warm. It looks great draped over a chair and it?s so comfy to curl up with at night. I would definitely recommend this throw blanket.

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White Andean Textures, Textured White Alpaca Acrylic Blend Throw Blanket from Peru

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Lindy

From Connecticut, USA

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07/15/2021

"So light, but so warm"

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You do need to wear a camisole under the sweater, but despite the airy design, it is warm. It is also very soft and comfortable to wear. Easy to dress up or down and the color goes with many things. Very pleased with my purchase.

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Paul

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07/14/2021

"Orange/Red Alpaca blend poncho"

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My wife just LOVES this poncho!!! It is so bright and cheery and warm!! It is also very convenient - more convenient than a heavy coat.

Best Uses

  • to keep her warm in cold weather - it's a PONCHO!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Wife
  • Occasion: Christmas

JacqMB

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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Neethi

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06/12/2021

"Beautiful"

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Thanks for extra attention to package it was quiet warm and nice to receive it :)

Purchased Item:

Copper Reality Squared, Brown Poncho with Turtleneck from Peru

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Ethel

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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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Copper Inca Maze, Asymmetrical Copper Poncho from Peru

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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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