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White Alpaca Blend Ruana Cape with Black Trim, "Andean Snow Princess in White"

Celinda Jaco designs an original cape with ruffles crocheted by hand along the... more

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Celinda Jaco designs an original cape with ruffles crocheted by hand along the borders. Woven of a soft alpaca wool blend, it can also be worn wrapped as a ruana. Once reserved for the Inca aristocracy and more recently for special occasions, alpaca is coveted worldwide for its lightweight warmth.

  • 0.87 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 80.01 cm L x 137.16 cm W
  • 31.5" L x 54" W

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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Jonathan

From Vinton, VA US

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08/13/2022

"Great gift"

Wonderful quality!

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Levi

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07/08/2022

"Great for Fall and Winter!"

I love the cozy comfort it gives on chilly nights!

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Mariana

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06/28/2022

"Alpaca ruana"

Great fit, great color. Goes great with jeans or you can dress it up. Very elegant.

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Judy

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06/13/2022

"Warm and Not too Heavy"

This is wonderful in the winter. It is so warm and like wearing a blanket with style.

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Margaret

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06/05/2022

"Warm Cape"

This is absolutely worth it! I wore to church and to stores. Dressy and casual. Easy to don and head out the door. Great for that in between weather of not yet cold enough for parka or wool coat and wanting more than a sweatshirt hoodie. At first I couldnt find the button holes, but they are skillfully part of the crochet work.

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CentennialE

From Denver, Colorado

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05/13/2022

"So soft and warm"

I think I will get one for myself!

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Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

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."

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

Celinda has a natural entrepreneurial spirit. She attempted many things before finding her own workshop. Dedicated to preserving Peruvian textile traditions, she trains her own workers and informally teaches university students who have an open invitation to visit her workshop and learn about the textile arts. She is an asset to her community.

Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Enabling Education

Enabling Education

Celinda is proud to be able to pay for the education of one of her grandsons.

Caring for Children

Caring for Children

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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