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Artisan Crafted Open Front Black Alpaca Blend Ruana, "Ebony Sky"

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In the tradition of the Andes, Celinda Jaco designs a ruana cloak to wear... more

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In the tradition of the Andes, Celinda Jaco designs a ruana cloak to wear everywhere. The warm open-front wrap is woven of a soft alpaca blend and finished by hand. Once reserved for the Inca aristocracy and later for special occasions, alpaca is coveted for its warmth.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs

  • 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 Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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157

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11/27/2018

"Lovely warm cloak"

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This will be a comfy, beautiful wrap Ill wear for many years.

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Ebony Sky, Artisan Crafted Open Front Black Alpaca Blend Ruana

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03/08/2021

"Wondewrfully made"

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Unusual for sure, but what a great warmer when its just chilly.

Best Uses

  • Causal or travel layer up when needed

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03/05/2021

"Lovely"

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Warm and gorgeous.

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From California

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02/12/2021

"My new favorite way to keep warm"

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I LOVE this cape! So well made. The color is beautiful, the texture is dreamy. It keeps me warm without being bulky. It is fashionable and easy to wear. Highly recommend!

Tags By Mary

Cape alpaca

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Red Divine, Alpaca Acrylic Wool Blend Collared Red Cape with Buttons

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Lyn

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01/27/2021

"Love this"

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This is the first |Ruana| I have ever had. It is a lovely light wrap, and on cooler nights can be worn over a sweater for added warmth. Recommended!

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Hooded. Ruana Alppaca blend

Best Uses

  • Autumn/Spring evenings

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From Syracuse, New York

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01/19/2021

"Alpaca Scarf"

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My husband loves it because it keeps him warm on his hour long walks.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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."

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.

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.

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.

She has received an award for quality and design from Promperu, the Peruvian export and tourism agency.

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

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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