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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.Some also use the belts for wrapping their mesas for travel. 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. Your choice of belt widths 4 inches (18 inches long) or 4.5 inches (34 inches long).
From the home of a private collector, this fascinating example of a ceremonial headress, referred to as amatherentsi, is worn by Asháninka (or Asháninca) men for festive celebrations that include dancing. It is made of the straw of the coca palm, the reeds being held held together by threads. The reeds are interwoven with colorful threads to create further designs on the band of the hat. Beautifully decorated bird feathers dance around the top edge. Handmade by the Ashaninka.
From the Peruvian Shipibo of the Rainforest, ceremonial headbands like this one are worn by Shipibo men and women. Woven and beaded, it is embellished with a small seeded fringe. Beautifully decorated in traditional Shipibo ayahuasca inspired designs. Measures 3.5 inches wide exclusive of fringe. Fringe adds 1/2 inch to width. Circumference is approximately 21 inches. Fair Trade. Handmade. Your purchase helps to support indigenous culture. Made in Peru.
This attractive hand-knit, rustic alpaca blend hat comes in multi-colored ivory and tan shades. It measures 14 inches from tip to flap edge exclusive of trim. A soft, stylish hat great for any cold occasion. You can't top this cap. Hand made by the Q'ero in Peru.
Our previously and lovingly owned gently used scarf is in excellent condition. Originally Q'ero made, this attractive hand-woven scarf, or chalina, is woven of the softest alpaca. This stylish scarf wraps around your neck or drapes across your shoulders in a cozy layer for any cold occasion. Measures 6 inches wide by 69 inches long . Add 5 more inches for fringed ends. Beautiful Hand woven on backstrap looms by the Q'ero in Peru.
This woven cloth, heavily beaded belt beautifully conveys traditional Q'ero weaving technique and design. Intricate patterns and iconography of items important in their lives. 1.5 inches wide. 33 inches long. Add 7.5 inches for tie end. Add 2 more inches for loop end. Total length exclusive of tassels is 42 inches. Hand woven and beaded by the Q'ero of Peru.