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Hand Woven Alpaca Silk Blend Scarf in Blue from Peru, "Soft Texture in Blue"

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Capturing the textured character of the Andes, this baby alpaca blend shawl is... more

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Capturing the textured character of the Andes, this baby alpaca blend shawl is presented by Peruvian duo Raquel and Gregor. Handwoven with stripes of midnight, pale blue, black, and eggshell white, the shawl is finished with fringes on the end.

Baby alpaca refers to the fine fleece from the season's first shearing.

  • 0.10 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 180 cm L x 29 cm W
  • 71" L x 11.5" W
  • Fringe: 10 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.9" L

  • 90% baby alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Lay flat to dry or tumble dry on low heat
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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109

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01/17/2021

"Baby Alpaca Texture in Blue"

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Gave this as a gift. Wished I had bought one for myself! Very pretty in person and made a wonderful gift!

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Soft Texture in Blue, Hand Woven Alpaca Silk Blend Scarf in Blue from Peru

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05/09/2021

"Love this Bohemian Rainbow Scarf!!"

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This scarf has now become one of my very favorites to the point I am purchasing new shirts so I have more to wear it with more often! It is so soft, so colorful with blended shades that it is beautiful yet not overwhelming to the eye. It is very unique and I am grateful that I found it on this site, purchased it and can wear it for many years to come. It is very excellent in its crafting by hand! Thank you, Novica, for providing the opportunity for me to support the artists worldwide!

Tags By Deborah, Owner of Helping Hearts Heal, LLC

colorful soft beautiful unique stunning

Best Uses

  • Wearing it casually or dressy, inside or outside in colder weather

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Verified Reviewer

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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Verified Reviewer

04/06/2021

"Wonderful Scarf"

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The scarf was lovely and soft.

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Verified Reviewer

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.

Tags By Jama

beautiful blue-gray

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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