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Bold Multi-Color Striped Baby Alpaca Blend Hand Woven Shawl, "Mountain Sunset"

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Designed by Raquel and Gregor of Peru, this baby alpaca blend hand woven shawl... more

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Designed by Raquel and Gregor of Peru, this baby alpaca blend hand woven shawl is both lightweight and cozy warm. Bold stripes of purple, turquoise, fuchsia, green, and gold remind one of sunset in the mountains. The shawl features subtle texture from the artful placement of boucle yarn in the weave. Fringe finishes both ends of the shawl.

  • 0.16 kgs
  • 0.4 lbs
  • 190 cm L x 50 cm W
  • 75" L x 19.75" W
  • Fringe: 10 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.9" L

  • 90% alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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108

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01/23/2021

"Beautiful quality work!"

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I bought this for a Christmas gift and I was very impressed by the quality and softness of this piece! The girl I gave it to was super delighted!!! Loves it!!

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Mountain Sunset, Bold Multi-Color Striped Baby Alpaca Blend Hand Woven Shawl

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03/03/2019

"Stunning"

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This is the second shawl that I have purchased and am not at all disappointed. The workmanship is gorgeous. The colors are beautiful.

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04/20/2021

"Subtle but Eye Catching Softy"

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This is a lovely scarf. The colors perfect and the workmanship is routinely complimented.

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04/15/2021

"SO SOFT AND LOVELY!"

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This shawl has a beautiful blend of colors and is oh, so soft!

Best Uses

  • Lightweight warmth as well as fashionable

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04/06/2021

"Wonderful Scarf"

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The scarf was lovely and soft.

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04/04/2021

"Elegant"

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I gave this to my sister for her 70th birthday and she loves it. Its elegant and light and perfect for travel.

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Best Uses

  • travel, warmth, evening

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Raquel and Gregor are dedicated to preserving the traditions woven into Peruvian culture from pre-Incan times. Like many before them, they learned their textile craft from elders in the community and they pass their knowledge to the younger artisans who work with them. Each piece produced in their workshop is woven on a wooden floor loom and finished by hand. Created from natural fibers — alpaca, cotton and silk — their work echoes the natural colors of the Peruvian landscape, reverberating with the rich hues of the mountains, the jungle and the coast.

Raquel and Gregor are deeply committed to building a sustainable workshop that offers a flexible supportive environment for the people who collaborate with them, most of whom are women. They have a special room at the workshop for the women to breastfeed or otherwise care for their children. Many of these women work solely for the purpose of being able to educate their children. Raquel and Gregor also have a deep respect for the environment and have installed solar panels in their workshop, a rarity in Peru.

Among the quality control assistants at Raquel and Gregor's workshop is one who is profoundly deaf. The rest of the team takes great pride in the way they have learned to communicate with her. They treasure what she has taught them about communicating with her and with each other.

Raquel and Gregor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy more silk, cotton and alpaca wool for her shawls and accessories.

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

 
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