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Yellow Stripes Hand Woven Alpaca Blend Blanket, "Flower of the Valley"

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The yellow petals of the beautiful retama flower inspire the color of this... more

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The yellow petals of the beautiful retama flower inspire the color of this handloomed alpaca blend throw. Retama blooms throughout the Mantaro Valley, situated in the Junin region of Peru. Faustino Maldonado and Family use natural dyes to recreate the petals' distinct tones.

  • 1.74 kgs
  • 3.8 lbs
  • 140 cm W x 180 cm H
  • 55" W x 71" H

  • 70% alpaca, 30% wool
  • Do not use a dryer
  • Hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle
  • All natural dyes
  • Wash in cold water
  • Textile softness: Coarse -- this item is made with natural fibers that have not been softened in order to preserve the material's natural state
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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Reviews by Customers

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68

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06/21/2016

"Incredible blanket!"

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As soon as I saw the picture, I knew I had to have it. I signed up for the 'notify me when it's available' option, and sure enough, I got notified when it was in. It arrived quickly, and in perfect condition. I love the color and feel of the blanket, and I used it extensively over the winter. It is comfortable, and will keep you warm. I really love the size, it covers my feet too when I lay down (I have had other blankets that don't and it drives me nuts). Love it, definitely well made and it will be a part of our family for many years I can tell.

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Flower of the Valley, Yellow Stripes Hand Woven Alpaca Blend Blanket

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04/15/2019

"quickest delivery ever!"

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It is very beautiful and arrived 2 days after ordering in Switzrland from Mexico. I love it!

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Flower of the Valley, Yellow Stripes Hand Woven Alpaca Blend Blanket

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10/05/2020

"Best companion"

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I have had this poncho for several years now. It is fantastic, beautifully made, warm, comfortable. I wore it, I traveled with it, I slept under it. It shows no sign of wear, still gorgeous. Undeniable beauty of this poncho is paired with strong character and authenticity. It carries such a generous spirit of adventure. And it is made to last. I often think of people who made it, their skill and care and my gratitude is boundless. Thank you.

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beautiful warm authentic high quality

Best Uses

  • Every time you need comfort and warmth

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Road to Huancayo, Men's Alpaca Wool Poncho

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08/20/2020

"Gift for my son!"

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He spends a lot of time in the mountains. This is beautiful, warm and soft

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Road to Huancayo, Men's Alpaca Wool Poncho

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08/17/2020

"A poncho made to last!"

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Great quality of product like always with the products of the Maldonado family! This poncho have a lot of style and the wool is soft!

Best Uses

  • best for spring and fall

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Andean Celebration, Men's Andean 100% Alpaca Handwoven Poncho in Earth Shades

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06/27/2020

"Soft and practical poncho!"

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This poncho is softer and lighter than Chestnut mountains that i also buy recently! The style is also different, more than i originally saw in the pictures of these two ponchos. I think that both of them are great! Andean Highland have a more casual look.

Best Uses

  • Perfect for spring or fall seasons
  • Warm and practical

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Andean Highland, Hand Crafted Alpaca Wool Patterned Poncho from Peru

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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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