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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.
Pre-Hispanic butterflies adorn a handsome handloomed cloak. Working in luxurious alpaca wool, Faustino Maldonado selects the colors of Huaytapallana, a snowcapped mountain in the province of Huancayo. The warm but lightweight garment is based on the traditional poncho. Buttons crafted from dried mate gourds secure each side. They bear the inscription Tahuantinsuyo, which refers to the Inca empire's geographic division which included Antisuyo, Collasuyo, Chinchaysuyo and Contisuyo.
Unique Peruvian Alpaca Wool Men's Poncho
Alpaca wool forms intricate geometric patterns in natural colors. The undyed yarn showcases the soft beige, cream, brown and black tones of this Andean animal. Faustino Maldonado and his family weave a cloak of extraordinary beauty. The piece takes its name from the artisan town of Hualhuas.
Regular Price: $395.95
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When the mist falling over the Andes hides the majestic peaks, a road to home is invented in the eternal warmth of alpaca wool. In proud tribute to their roots, Faustino Maldonado and his family weave this song of nostalgic voices, the ideal accompaniment on a wintry night.
Regular Price: $295.95
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A beautiful drapey and soft hand alpaca blend poncho in midnight black with a simple banded finish on the edges. Soft and snuggly due to the inclusion of alpaca with the wool yarn. Made in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.
A beautiful soft hand alpaca blend poncho with subtle narrow bands of brown and gold stripes and a simple banded finish on the edges. Soft and snuggly due to the inclusion of acrylic with the wool yarn. Made in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.
Our heavy-weight black and red striped poncho is made from sheep's wool. Contrasting blue stripes create color and interest. A great garment for keeping the chill off. Curved corners. Hefty and sturdy. Woven in The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.
This traditionalponcho is made from a lightweight sheep's wool and bears in its weave some of the traditional motifs of Peru such as the chakana. The motifs are set off by ribbons of mostly black and red stripes with a few golden stripes added for emphasis. Measures 47 inches wide and 66 inches long. Finished on all four edges with fringe. Made in Peru.