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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.
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.
Working in luxurious alpaca wool, Faustino Maldonado creates a handsome hooded cloak for men. The warm but lightweight garment is based on the traditional poncho. Buttons crafted from dried mate gourds secure each side.rnrnThe artisan includes a spare button.
Regular Price: $530.95
You Save: $265.96 (50%)
Working in luxurious alpaca wool, Faustino Maldonado creates a handsome hooded cloak. The warm but lightweight garment is based on the traditional poncho. Buttons crafted from dried mate gourds secure each side, and the poncho features two pockets.rnrnThe artisan includes a spare button.
Regular Price: $580.95
You Save: $310.96 (54%)
A soft lightweight and roomy woolen shawl is suitable as a lap throw too. Has a soft stretchy feel with a traditional woven line pattern. It is usually draped around and over the shoulders and chest. Twisted 3 inch yarn fringe on the ends. Take the chill off and get cozy. Choice of Colors. Made in Nepal.
This striking shoulder strap bag bears the embroidered symbol of Om surrounded by the pedals of the lotus flower. Made of 100% cotton, this square bag with 3 inch gussetted sides has an inside lining with zipper pocket. Another zipper compartment is found under the flap. Secures with two velcro corner squares. Strap adjusts from 9 to 20 inches long. Bag measures 8 x 8 inches. Lightweight and practical. Made in Nepal.
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.