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Handwoven by weavers of the Chincheros village, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, near the Cusco area of Peru, this belt can be worn or displayed. It’s a joyful array of motifs inspired by the rivers, the mountains, the stars, and fields--all very important in the lives of this people. A complimentary warp technique produces a double-faced fabric in which the pattern is the same on both sides, but colors are reversed. Unexpected hues of deep raspberry, gold and black of naturally dyed sheep's wool and alpaca, belt measures 4.5 inches wide by 48 inches long, plus the 34 inch twisted ties on both ends to playfully wrap around your waist or hips. Some also use the belts for wrapping around their mesas to secure them for travel.
This attractive belt beautifully conveys the Chincheros traditional weaving designs - intricate patterns and iconography of items important in their lives. Reversible. The designs are woven to produce an image with positive color and weave effect on one side and opposite color and weave effect of the same image on the reverse. Hand woven by the Chincheros of Peru.
These San Antonio scarves in vibrant cottons are foot-loom woven in the San Antonio region of Guatemala. A lighter, narrower scarf for less bulk around the neck area. San Antonio is known for its colorful traditional costumes. Traditionally, men were the only ones to operate a foot loom, but these scarves are made by both men and women. The fringe is expertly hand tied and the scarves are made with first quality cotton thread. Measures 12 inches wide x 62 inches long inclusive of fringe. Select from available colors below. Made in Guatemala.
Reminding one of the drape of silk, this beautiful scarf is hand- woven by the San Juan Weaver's Group. The weaving mixes cotton and shiny rayon threads, in palettes created in one of many artisan workshops. The resulting color combinations are luscious, creating a scarf so beautiful you will want to wear it everyday. The fabric is hand woven on the backstrap loom by the San Juan Weaver's Group which is made up of Tzâutujil women who weave using backstrap Ikat, an ancient labor-intensive technique of hand tying and dying threads in elaborate patterns. This is a lighter, narrower scarf for those who don't like a lot of bulk, yet still want to accessorize with a scarf. Measures 7.5 inches wide by 65 inches long, inclusive of fringe. Fringe alone measures 2.5 inches. Select your color from available choices below. Made in Guatemala.
Rainbow striped knit mask with contrasting eyebrows and face colors. Pulls over the head and has eye, nose and mouth openings. Masks, such as this one, are called waq'ollos in Quechua, a local Peruvian dialect. Primarily worn and seen during the Peruvian Festival of Qoyllur Riti, Lord of the Snow Star ceremonies, you can wear yours on the ski slopes or in the snowy cold outdoors. 13 inches long by 9.5 inches wide when measured flat. One size fits most. Your choice of solid face colors. Some of the mask's facial features, such as eyebrows, mustaches, and chin tufts, and placement of the rainbow color stripes, may vary slightly from those depicted. Made in Peru.
Breathable, cool and pliable hat features 100% woven cotton manta fabric on the outside and crown band. Inner lining. The shape of the crown is a bit like a safari shape, with just a bit of dome, yet soft like a bucket. Comes with a sewn in chin cord. For campers, hikers, fishermen, tourists, girl and boy scouts. Packs easy. A cool hat. One size fits most adults. 22.5 inch circum. Your choice of colors. Made in Peru.
These remarkable metal pieces are used with leather laces to tie your khuyas and artes into your mestana to make a portable bundle. The sacred circle shape bears the totems of the four directions: serpent, jaguar, condor and hummingbird. Comes with two color leather laces which thread into metal loops on the back of the piece. Select your color from antique black, antique brass, antique bronze, antique gold or antique silver. Handmade in the USA.
These remarkable metal medallions are used with leather laces to tie your khuyas and artes into your mestana to make a totable bundle. The sacred cross shape bears the totems of the four directions: serpent, jaguar, condor and hummingbird. Comes with two color leather laces which thread into metal loops on the back of the piece. Select your color from antique black, antique brass, antique bronze, antique gold or antique silver. Handmade in the USA.