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Unique Peruvian Alpaca Wool Men's Poncho, "Hualhuas Night"

Alpaca wool forms intricate geometric patterns in natural colors. The undyed... more

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Alpaca wool forms intricate geometric patterns in natural colors. The undyed yarn showcases the soft beige, cream, brown and black tones of this Andean animal. Faustino Maldonado and his family weave a cloak of extraordinary beauty.

The piece takes its name from the artisan town of Hualhuas.

  • 1.25 kgs
  • 2.8 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 95 cm L x 140 cm W
  • 37" L x 55" W

  • 100% alpaca
  • Dry clean only
  • Textile softness: Coarse -- this item is made with natural fibers that have not been softened in order to preserve the material's natural state
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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The Maldonado's hometown, Hualhuas, is a renowned textile center. It is there that Faustino and his wife learned to weave from their parents, who learned from their parents before them. The Maldonado family motto defines what it means to be a Keeper of the Arts — "I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young."

Faustino truly understands the meaning of community. He feels a great responsibility for his assistants. He knows that, without their wages, his workers would be unable to care for their families. Novica sales have brought stability to the Maldonado Family workshop. they are no longer dependent upon tourism and can now meet their monthly expenses.

The steady income that Novica sales bring have enabled the Maldonado Family to expand their workshop. They are now one of the largest workshops in Hualhuas and this has led to an increase in the income they receive from tourism. In addition to their two full-time employees they are able to give seasonal work to other artisans.

Faustino Maldonado began working as a boy with his parents and grandparents. Today, his family workshop has grown and he has greatly expanded his design collection. As a result, he is able to provide work to neighbors who are weavers.

Maldonado Family has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2300 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to purchase alpaca wool and sheep wool for his weavings.

The family elder, Faustino struggles to manage his diabetes. He follows a special diet and undergoes ongoing treatment. However he brings his weaving expertise to the family workshop he founded as a young man.

Faustino and the Maldonado Family workshop have been featured in many publications, among them El Comercio in which Faustino was shown alongside former Peruvian President, Fernando Belaunde.

During times of high demand for his weavings, Faustino hires temporary workers. He has employed several blind artisans who excel at hand spinning.

Faustino helps his son and daughter pay for the education of their children.

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05/23/2018

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"Beautiful poncho!"

Just received the Hualhuas Night Peruvian Alpaca Wool Men's Poncho. It's a beautiful poncho and the craftsmanship exhibited in the weaving by the Maldonado family is extraordinary. Love the natural colors of the undyed yarn and the soft feel of the Alpaca wool. I look forward to wearing this for many years.

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" EXTREMELY WELL MADE "

BEAUTIFUL SOFT WARM WORK OF ART TO WEAR OR ENJOY LOOKING AT IN ONE'S HOME. THE ALPACA WOOL , COLORS AND PATTERN, INSPIRE STRENGTH AND STABILITY, QUIET JOY.

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"Thank you good product well done"

This item is well made . It also has good Quality and design. And it is warm. The Best of all Is that it is a pleasure to deal with Novica. Thank you for all the people in Novica

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