Here at Threads of Peru, a great value is placed on those weavers who dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to their craft. We are interested in supporting the work of Master Weavers located in the Sacred Valley of Peru because of their role as crucial knowledge-bearers in the Quechua textile tradition.
The Threads of Peru online store features three exquisite Master Weaver baby alpaca scarves woven by a pair of sisters, Angela Milo Huallpa and Leonarda Mamani Huallpa. Each of our master weaver scarves is created with tradition and passion in mind.
In order to fully appreciate these one-of-a-kind baby alpaca scarves, it is necessary to reflect upon where and who, exactly, these pieces come from. Both Angela and Leonarda live with their families in the community of Totora, located in the Calca region of Cusco. Both of these sisters are praised for their expertise in the drop spindle, which they utilize to produce alpaca fiber so fine that it is on par with machine-spun fiber. Angela and Leonarda’s life-long dedication to traditional textiles, a craft passed down through generations within their family, honors the centuries-long weaving tradition from which they are descended.
All three of these baby alpaca scarves are unique in both their status as Master Weaver pieces, and in their respective colors and pallay (designs). The Threads online store offers options in grey, chestnut, and black.
Especially notable about these three Master Weaver scarves is their unique showcase of the sprawling natural color palette provided by 100% undyed, organic baby alpaca fiber. Enjoy a blend of tradition and style with a purchase of any of these three baby alpaca scarves, and know that by supporting these two Master Weavers, an ancient craft is able to sustain into the future.
Where can I buy one of these Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarves?
Shop the Threads of Peru online store to support our Master Weavers by purchasing our one-of-a-kind baby alpaca scarves today!