Threads of Peru Blog

Ponchos - The New Black, Gray, Brown, and all Colors of the Rainbow!

You might be feeling that tiny nip in the are indicating the arrival of the fall season. It’s a good time to consider purchasing one of Threads of Peru’s elegant, handmade, natural fiber ponchos. Originally a garment worn by men, ponchos were first created and worn in the Andean regions. Europeans arrived in South America in the 17th century, and adapted ponchos to their own specifications, including some highly elaborate designs. Today, ponchos continue to be worn in the high Andes, with each village having its own designs and design elements that carry regional significance.

 boys in red ponchos; Andean boys in regional ponchos

 Boys from the Lares Region in Traditional Red Ponchos

 

Bring a touch of Andean class to your wardrobe this year with a Threads of Peru trendy classic 100% natural alpaca poncho. Their intricate symbolic designs, understated elegance, and soft, durable warmth will envelope you like no other outer garment this fall and winter. Accessorize the neutral-toned alpaca ponchos with dramatic solid-color alpaca hats, scarves and gloves for a complete fashion look.

 

 Accessorize with solid-toned hat for a complete fashion "look"


Always classic, ponchos are especially in style right now. Celebrities like Kate Hudson and Taylor Swift have lately been seen wearing them. And you simply can’t go wrong with their elegantly draped styles, soft, warm natural alpaca fiber, and intricately woven colors and patterns. 

 

 The Sonqo Master Weaver Poncho is a masterpiece of intricate color and design


Purchasing one of these ponchos is like buying a piece of Andes mystique. You’ll treasure this elegant garment; it will soon become a wardrobe favorite. The tightly hand spun alpaca fiber garment will last for many years. And when you purchase a Threads of Peru poncho, you are supporting the traditions and continued lifestyle of an Andean weaving family.
 
Additionally, you’ll turn heads when you hit the streets in one of these luxurious alpaca ponchos. No alpaca is harmed in the gathering of the fiber, so your purchase supports a sustainable, humane, artisan way of life. Wrap yourself in nature and support traditional weavers in the high Andes.
 

 Wrap yourself in nature and support traditional weavers in the Andes

 

Ponchos- the new black, gray, white, and brown- and all colors of the palette (plant-dyed) View our collection here and buy a piece of the Andes, woven with love.

Ponchos- the new black, gray, white, and brown- and all colors of the palette (plant-dyed) View our collection here and buy a piece of the Andes, woven with love.

 

 A piece of the Andes, woven with Love