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Throw Blanket with Diamond Motifs in Smoke and Black, "Smoky Black Diamonds"

Beautiful diamond motifs in colors of smoke grey and black decorate this warm... more

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Beautiful diamond motifs in colors of smoke grey and black decorate this warm, durable throw blanket, presented by Nestor Yana of Peru. The comfortable throw is woven from an acrylic and alpaca blend, finished with fringes on the ends.

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

  • 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca
  • Machine wash in cold water
  • Lay flat to dry
  • 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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Barbara B.

From Eugene, Oregon

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12/01/2019

"This looks fabulous on my plum colored sofa"

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This throw is simply beautiful, as well as super soft and warm. Its the nicest throw Ive ever had, and I get lots of compliments on it. Very high quality - beautiful workmanship!

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Smoky Black Diamonds, Throw Blanket with Diamond Motifs in Smoke and Black

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Andrea

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01/04/2020

"Light and warm"

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The pattern in interesting, in different shades. It doesnt shed in the sofa. We liked it so much, we are using it as a blanket too.

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Smoky Black Diamonds, Throw Blanket with Diamond Motifs in Smoke and Black

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Barbara

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05/22/2022

"Such a fun, unique item for cool days"

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Its as pretty as shown, and more on the medium weight side, which is perfect for cool, summer evenings and Fall days. I havent had a chance to wear it yet, but have tried it on and love it. Love the addition of the shawl collar and the zipper. I think Ill get a lot of use out of it.

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Summer

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05/18/2022

"Perfect gloves"

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These gloves were so soft. They kept me so toasty warm throughout the Wisconsin winter. They pair well with my navy blue winter beanie. Got many compliments on them.

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Cindy

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05/04/2022

"My favorite!"

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This is a lightweight comfortable sweater great for any occasion.

Best Uses

  • Everyday

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Lydia

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04/13/2022

"LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS"

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So flattering over another sweater (winter), blouse (spring, fall) or cami (summer). The perfect all-year garment. Beautifully made. Cannot say enough positive things about this tunic!!

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Copper Dreamcatcher, Knit Copper Tunic with V Neck and Short Sleeves

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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.

Confronting Adversity

Confronting Adversity

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

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

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

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

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