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Hand Dyed Alpaca Blend Knit Ruana in Blue from Peru, "Ocean Caress"

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Like many artisans, Waldo Berrios first learned his craft at his father's knee.... more

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Like many artisans, Waldo Berrios first learned his craft at his father's knee. "I was born in Huancayo with a love for my land and a great desire to learn, so my father taught me how to knit when I was very young," he states. "My focus now is on creating fine knitwear of top quality, and in so doing sharing with the world the beauty of our culture and our Andean textiles." Here he crafts an exquisite knit ruana using a soft alpaca blend and manually dyes it in progressively darker shades of blue using the wax-resist technique known as batik. The Peruvian artisan creates the wrap's beautiful colors, which include cadet blue and midnight blue tones, using natural dyes. Lightweight yet warm, this is an elegant accessory with just a touch of boho style.

  • 0.51 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 74 cm L x 120 cm W
  • 29" L x 47" W

  • 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • One size fits most
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with 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

Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

50

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11/11/2020

"Lovely"

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Soft and comfy and the colors and design are really nice.

Best Uses

  • Keeping warm in the winter weather

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10/16/2020

"warm and wonderful"

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This was a gift for my husband, who loved the reversible aspect and finds the hat to be comfortable.

Best Uses

  • winter warmth

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10/04/2020

"So Gorgous"

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This piece of art is exquisite.

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Verified Reviewer

08/31/2020

"truly lovely"

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I enjoy this ruana immensely. It is less warm than I thought--but there are plenty of indoor times for wearing in winter. Always feels elegant.

Best Uses

  • feeling good while feeling warm

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07/08/2020

"Perfect for Snowboarding in the Alps"

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My son loved the color and quality of this hat and wore it on his snowboarding trip to the Austrian Alps!

Purchased Item:

The Bells of Huancayo in Azure, Men's Alpaca Blend Knit Hat in Azure from Peru

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03/09/2020

"soft and unique"

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this scarf is soft and matches anything. very cool design sets it apart from what you can buy in department stores.

Purchased Item:

Sepia and Black Cosmovision, Reversible Sepia and Black Sun Motif Alpaca Blend Scarf

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

 
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