Backstrap Handwoven Men's Alpaca Poncho in Earth Tones, "Chinchero Legacy"
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Vertical bands of earth tones distinguish this classic poncho for men. Artisans of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco work with ancestral techniques to create fashion for today and always. Woven by hand of fine alpaca wool, prized by the ancient Inca for its lightweight warmth, its colors come from natural dyes. Geometric motifs pay tribute to the traditions of Chinchero, where time seems to have stood still for centuries.
The community raises and cares for its own alpacas. The fleece is washed, carded and spun by hand using a pushka, or drop spindle. The dyes come from plants, nuts and tree bark. The next step is one of the most important, as the artisan prepares the warp, or vertical threads for the backstrap loom. This determines the size of the textile, the color combinations, and the patterns that will be woven.
The intensity of color can vary depending on the hardness of the water, the altitude and the local dye sources, making each textile a unique piece of handcrafted art.
- 0.95 kgs
- 2.1 lbs
- Garment Measurements
- 160.02 cm L x 106.68 cm W
- 63" L x 42" W
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This handbag is wonderfully artistic. The design is so original and the wool fabric is soft and vibrant. Even the bottom of this artistic piece has these cute colorful stripes that blend in gorgeously with the whole piece.
- Purse, favorite book carrier
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