SS18 Collection

SS18 Collection Threads of Peru

From bags and pouches to pillows, ponchos and more, our 2018 Collection takes you deep into the color and culture of the Peruvian Andes. Developed hand-in-hand with the weavers under the creative direction of New York designer Jennie Lyutskanov, this collection of handwoven Andean textiles is an in-depth exploration of ancient textile techniques and skilled craftsmanship.

The Spring/Summer color palettes take their inspiration directly from nature: glacial lakes and the green-blue hues of the distant mountains touching an Andean sky; and mineral-rich peaks, red earth and the vibrant corals of a cactus bloom.

Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral Quick Shop
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral

Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Coral

$119.00

Handwoven Alpaca Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 40 x 40 cm 
Fiber: Handspun yarn; 80% alpaca / 20% wool blend. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure. Four hand-knotted tassels at corners.

The Tawa pillow marries modern design with ancient tradition. Handwoven in fine alpaca fiber using an ancient weaving technique by indigenous weavers in the highlands of Peru. The textile is woven using the discontinuous warp and weft weaving technique, one of the most challenging and threatened techniques in the Andes today.

The name Tawa comes from the Quechua word for the Incan Empire, the Tawantinsuyu. It also literally means “4”!

Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

The Tawa Alpaca Pillow comes in Coral, Surf, Salt & Ocean. Use on its own as a fun accent, or pair with our Upis, Picchu or Pallay pillows!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS HANDWOVEN ALPACA PILLOW?
This Tawa Alpaca Pillow in Surf was handwoven in the high Andean community of Pitukiska by the Mayu Chaska weaving association. Pitukiska is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in a windswept valley between mountain peaks, on the edge of the Cusquenan jungle in the Mapacho Valley area.
 

 

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Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Coral Quick Shop
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Coral
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Coral

Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Coral

$139.00

Handwoven Alpaca Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 50 x 50 cm 

Fiber: 100% handspun alpaca fibre. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure. Four hand-knotted alpaca tassels at corners.

Huggably soft, our Pallay pillow is woven on the backstrap loom by the weavers of Upis in the Andes of Peru using their own hand-spun, 100% alpaca fiber. The Pallay pillow features an oversize woven design, called pallay, and four hand-knotted tassels. It measures 50x50cm and comes in four colors: Coral, Surf, Salt and Cream & Coal.
Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!
Use on its own as a fun accent, or pair with our Upis, Picchu or Tawa pillows!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS HANDWOVEN ALPACA PILLOW?

This Pallay Alpaca Pillow in Coral was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.

 

 

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Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose Quick Shop
Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose
Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose
Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose
Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose
Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose
Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose

Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow - Rose

$89.00

Handwoven Frazada Wool Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 40 cm x 40 cm

Fiber: 100% wool

This handwoven frazada wool pillow features traditional triangular embroidery and complementary warp plain weave stripes flanking a rose centre. The soft rose frazada wool pillow pairs undyed wool yarn and yarn dyed with the natural cochineal insect for a stunning effect sure to complement any home decor. Handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis on a traditional backstrap loom, this frazada wool pillow is made of thick, handspun wool yarn, creating a richly textured pillow reminiscent of the thick rugs and blankets, or frazadas, this region is known for.  

Use on its own as a fun accent, or pair with our other Frazada Wool Pillows for a funky boho pillow set!

Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS FRAZADA WOOL PILLOW?

This Upis Handwoven Wool Pillow in Rose was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.

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Picchu Striped Wool Pillow Quick Shop
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow

Picchu Striped Wool Pillow

$139.00

Handwoven Wool Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 50 cm x 50 cm

Fiber: 100% wool; cotton back

Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

Handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis on a traditional backstrap loom, this wool pillow is made of thick, handspun and community-sourced wool yarn, creating a richly textured pillow reminiscent of the thick blankets, or frazadas, this region is known for.  

Use on its own as a dramatic accent pillow, or pair with our other wool pillows for a funky boho pillow set!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS WOOL PILLOW?

This Picchu Handspun Wool Pillow in Rose was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.
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Picchu Wool Floor Rug - Rose Quick Shop
Picchu Wool Floor Rug - Rose
Picchu Wool Floor Rug - Rose
Picchu Wool Floor Rug - Rose

Picchu Wool Floor Rug - Rose

$275.00

Handmade Wool Floor Rug – Fair Trade from Peru

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Made of 100% naturally dyed sheep’s wool, this extremely chic boho area rug features tapered stripes in alternating deep red and light rose colors. Our Picchu wool rug is handmade on a backstrap loom in the Andes, using ancient weaving techniques. The loom technique that was used to make the woven rug means that the weave is tight and durable, and this wool rug will withstand solid traffic while also being a woven piece of home décor to catch the eye. 

Picchu means "peak" in Quechua (think: Machu Picchu), and is so named because of the dynamic tapered stripe design that resemble mountain peaks.

Available for custom order.

Size: Approx. 145 cm x 67 cm

WHO MADE THIS TINKUY TURQUOISE WOOL FLOOR RUG?

This amazing handcrafted piece of artisanship was made by the Awaq Mayki (meaning handwoven in Quechua) weaving cooperative. Boasting over 20 talented and motivated members, Awaq Mayki partnered with Threads of Peru beginning in 2012 as an almost self-organized entity with over a decade registered as a formal association. The majority reside in the community of Upis, situated quite literally at the foot of the great Ausangate mountain, the highest in Southern Peru, and an important Apu (mountain god) in Quechua culture.

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Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Coral

$139.00

100% Wool and Leather Crossbody Bag – Made by Hand in Peru

Size: 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm

Fibre: 100% naturally-dyed wool and alpaca fiber; locally sourced natural sheep leather

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stylish crossbody bag with fold-over clutch style design. Intricately woven in 100% wool finished with leather bottom and strap. The textile is handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Qhapaq means "royal" in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andes.

Crossbody bag, 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm. 100% wool and alpaca fiber. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Natural leather bottom and adjustable strap. Black fabric lining and metal zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS BAG?

The textile for this bag was woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, and the bag was sewn by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Andean Accessory Set - Coral Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral
Andean Accessory Set - Coral

Andean Accessory Set - Coral

$74.00

Get the set! These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetic pouch, a small zippered coin pouch, and a leather-and-textile change purse. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the community of Huaran, but are also lovingly hand-dyed with all-natural, hand-mixed plant dyes. These eye-catching, matched accessory sets are sure to attract compliments from your friends and family!

The Coral set is hand-dyed with the cochineal insect for the deep red hues and with the chapi vine for the coral accents. 

*Note: The Qhapaq change purse in Coral is made with natural tan leather, and not with black as shown.

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Miski Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf - Rose Quick Shop
Miski Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf - Rose
Miski Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf - Rose
Miski Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf - Rose

Miski Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf - Rose

$189.00

One-Of-A-Kind 100% Baby Alpaca Handwoven Wide Scarf, Unisex

Size: 30 cm x 210 cm

Fibre: 100% handspun Baby Alpaca, naturally dyed 

Miski means "sweet" in Quechua and this is the sweetest scarf you'll ever own! The Miski Wide Alpaca Scarf is luxurious, ample, and oh-so-soft! The rich shades of these baby alpaca scarves are made using ancient natural dyeing techniques - from the cochineal insect - once more valuable than gold -  for the red and rose tones, and the indigo plant for blue - as well as naturally occurring shades of alpaca fiber. 

This alpaca scarf is a classic unisex piece that is perfect to combine with a thick sweater or elegant jacket. For women, it can be worn as a voluptuous thick scarf or an elegant shawl wrapped around the shoulders.

The Miski Wide Alpaca Scarves were handwoven by an indigenous artisan from the Sacred Valley community of Upis, using handspun alpaca fibre from the weavers' own herds.

 

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Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Brick Quick Shop
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Brick
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Brick
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Brick

Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Brick

$525.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Women's Baby Alpaca Poncho – 100% Natural Alpaca Fiber

Size: 100 cm x 110 cm

Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho is an innovative, modern take on an ancient garment: the traditional woven poncho has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries. Woven in luxuriously soft, naturally dyed baby alpaca fiber, this statement-making women's poncho adds an elegant touch of Peru to your winter wardrobe! 

The incredibly lightweight and soft Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho features stunning, intricately woven designs representative of the community where it was made, and is just feels gorgeous to wear. Each thread was lovingly selected by the hands of a skilled weaver from the community of Chaullacocha. 

Chaska, the Andean Star, is the predominant design in this weaving, and is also, coincidentally, the name of our gorgeous model!

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho can be custom ordered when out of stock! Please allow 4 weeks for production time before shipping.

WHO MADE THE CHASKA BABY ALPACA PONCHO? 

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho in Brick was woven in the community of Chaullacocha, a small village located on a windswept Andean plain at an astonishing 4200m (13,800 ft). 

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Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Surf Quick Shop
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Surf
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Surf
Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Surf

Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Surf

$119.00

Handwoven Alpaca Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 40 x 40 cm 

Fiber: Handspun yarn; 80% alpaca / 20% wool blend. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure. Four hand-knotted tassels at corners.

The Tawa pillow marries modern design with ancient tradition. Handwoven in fine alpaca fiber using an ancient weaving technique by indigenous weavers in the highlands of Peru. The textile is woven using the discontinuous warp and weft weaving technique, one of the most challenging and threatened techniques in the Andes today.

The name Tawa comes from the Quechua word for the Incan Empire, the Tawantinsuyu. It also literally means “4”!

Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

Use on its own as a fun accent, or pair with our Upis, Picchu or Pallay pillows!
Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS HANDWOVEN ALPACA PILLOW?

This Tawa Alpaca Pillow in Surf was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.

 

 

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Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Surf Quick Shop
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Surf
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Surf
Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Surf

Pallay Alpaca Pillow - Surf

$139.00

Handwoven Alpaca Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 50 x 50 cm 

Fiber: 100% handspun alpaca fibre. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure. Four hand-knotted alpaca tassels at corners.

Huggably soft, our Pallay pillow is woven on the backstrap loom by the weavers of Upis in the Andes of Peru using their own hand-spun, 100% alpaca fiber. The Pallay pillow features an oversize woven design, called pallay, and four hand-knotted tassels. It measures 50x50cm and comes in four colors: Coral, Surf, Salt and Cream & Coal.

Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

Use on its own as a fun accent, or pair with our Upis, Picchu or Tawa pillows!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS HANDWOVEN ALPACA PILLOW?

This Pallay Alpaca Pillow in Surf was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.

 

 

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Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake Quick Shop
Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake
Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake
Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake
Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake
Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake

Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake

$89.00

Handwoven Frazada Wool Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 40 cm x 40 cm

Fiber: 100% wool; cotton back

A unique treasure from the Andes, this handwoven frazada wool pillow combines naturally dyed dark indigo tones with undyed, jet black coal and soft white. Two narrow stripes flank a deep indigo center, while hand-stitched traditional embroidery adds a one-of-a-kind, modern accent. Fun, fluffy hand-stitched wool pompoms adorn the corners, and a cotton twill back with zipper closure rounds out the functional and creative design.

Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

Handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis on a traditional backstrap loom, this frazada wool pillow is made of thick, handspun and community-sourced wool yarn, creating a richly textured pillow reminiscent of the thick blankets, or frazadas, this region is known for.  

Use on its own as a dramatic accent pillow, or pair with our other frazada wool pillows for a funky boho pillow set!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!

The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.

WHO MADE THIS FRAZADA WOOL PILLOW?

This Upis Handspun Wool Pillow in Lake was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.
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Tupu Tote - Lake Quick Shop
Tupu Tote - Lake

Tupu Tote - Lake

$139.00

Handwoven Peruvian Wool Tote Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

Handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Tupu is the Quechua word for the traditional metal clasp used to fasten a woman's lliqlla or manta around her shoulders.

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Tupu Tote features vertical stripes in rich colors, all hand-dyed with natural dyes sourced right here in the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing process using locally sourced plants, barks, and minerals. With a locally-sourced leather carrying strap and bottom will have you stepping out in style!

The Tupu Tote is large and roomy, and can fit a small laptop or tablet, as well as all the things you need for a day out. It is fully lined and even includes a convenient interior zipped pocket. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN TUPU TOTE?

This Peruvian Tupu Wool Tote was made by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, and sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Tupu Backpack - Lake Quick Shop
Tupu Backpack - Lake
Tupu Backpack - Lake
Tupu Backpack - Lake
Tupu Backpack - Lake

Tupu Backpack - Lake

$129.00

Handwoven Peruvian Wool Backpack, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 39 cm

Fiber: 100% wool; naturally sourced sheep leather

Handwoven, 100% wool textile is paired with natural leather to create a handy backpack. Handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Tupu is the Quechua word for the traditional metal clasp used to fasten a woman's lliqlla or manta around her shoulders.

Backpack, 43 x 39 cm. 100% wool fiber. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Natural leather bottom and front pocket. Black fabric lining with zipped interior pocket. 

Available in: Lake, Ocean, Cream & Coal

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN TUPU BACKPACK?

This Peruvian Tupu Wool Backpack was made by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, and sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Ocean

$139.00

100% Wool and Leather Crossbody Bag – Made by Hand in Peru

Size: 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm

Fibre: 100% naturally-dyed wool and alpaca fiber; locally sourced natural sheep leather

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Stylish crossbody bag with fold-over clutch style design. Intricately woven in 100% wool finished with leather bottom and strap. The textile is handwoven on the traditional backstrap loom by indigenous artisans from the Andean highlands of Peru. The name Qhapaq means "royal" in Quechua, the indigenous language of the Andes.

Crossbody bag, 23 x 30 x 5.5 cm. 100% wool and alpaca fiber. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Natural leather bottom and strap. Black fabric lining and metal zipper closure.

Available in: Coral, Ocean and Salt.

WHO MADE THIS BAG?

The textile for this bag was woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, and the bag was sewn by husband-and-wife team Armando and Josefina from Chinchero.

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Raymi Top Quick Shop

Raymi Top

$199.00

Raymi Top
Raymi Top
Raymi Top
Raymi Top
Raymi Top
Raymi Top

Raymi Top

$199.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Women's Baby Alpaca Poncho – 100% Natural Alpaca Fiber

Size: One size

Fiber: 100% hand-dyed Baby Alpaca

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

Woven on the backstrap loom, the lightweight and stylish Raymi Baby Alpaca Top is a great spring & summer garment. Raymi means "festival" in Quechua, so it's perfect for the summer festival season!

The Raymi Top can be custom ordered when out of stock! Please allow 4 weeks for production time before shipping.

WHO MADE THE CHASKA BABY ALPACA PONCHO? 

The Raymi baby alpaca top was woven in the community of Munay Urpi, in the heart of the Sacred Valley, and sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina in the village of Chinchero. 

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Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean Quick Shop
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean

Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho - Ocean

$525.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Women's Baby Alpaca Poncho – 100% Natural Alpaca Fiber

Size: 100 cm x 110 cm

Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho is an innovative, modern take on an ancient garment: the traditional woven poncho has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries. Woven in luxuriously soft, undyed black baby alpaca fiber, this statement-making women's poncho adds an elegant touch of Peru to your winter wardrobe! 

The incredibly lightweight and soft Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho is luxury redefined. It features stunning, intricately woven designs representative of the community where it was made, and is just feels gorgeous to wear. Each thread was lovingly selected by the hands of a skilled weaver from the community of Chaullacocha. 

Chaska, the Andean Star, is the predominant design in this weaving, and is also, coincidentally, the name of our gorgeous model!

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho can be custom ordered when out of stock! Please allow 4 weeks for production time before shipping.

WHO MADE THE CHASKA BABY ALPACA PONCHO? 

The Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho in Ocean was woven in the community of Chaullacocha, a small village located on a windswept Andean plain at an astonishing 4200m (13,800 ft). 

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South American Poncho - Ocean Quick Shop
South American Poncho - Ocean
South American Poncho - Ocean
South American Poncho - Ocean
South American Poncho - Ocean
South American Poncho - Ocean

South American Poncho - Ocean

$425.00

South American Poncho - 100% Natural Alpaca Fiber -  Striped Poncho Mens

Size: 120 cm (width) x 160 cm (length)

Fiber: 100% undyed and naturally dyed alpaca fiber

PONCHO MENS - PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Spanish word “poncho” likely came from the Quechua word “punchu” or similar words in other languages spoken nearby. While other cultures to the North may have adopted this look (eg, the more famous Mexican Poncho!), a visit to the hills around Cusco and the Sacred Valley makes it abundantly clear that the poncho is as native to Peru as the alpaca. 

This South American Poncho was inspired by the Peruvian Paso horse riding tradition as well as the Gaucho cowboys of Argentina... but  woven using traditional-style tightly woven, hand-spun alpaca wool, it suits even the coldest climates, after centuries of refinement in the harsh Andean highlands.

Who Made this South American Poncho?

This alpaca poncho was made in the high Andean villages of Chaullacocha and Rumira Sondormayo in the Patacancha valley at an altitude of over 4000m (13 123 feet) by an indigenous Quechua weaver who has been working with Threads of Peru since 2009.  All the women in these cooperatives recognize that their weaving ability has improved dramatically in these years, and are grateful to those that purchase their weavings.  

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Andean Accessory Set - Surf Quick Shop
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf
Andean Accessory Set - Surf

Andean Accessory Set - Surf

$74.00

Get the set! These gorgeous yet useful three-piece sets each include a coordinated cosmetic pouch, a small zippered coin pouch, and a leather-and-textile change purse. These very special accessory sets are not only hand-woven by Peruvian artisans in the community of Huaran, but are also lovingly hand-dyed with all-natural, hand-mixed plant dyes. These eye-catching, matched accessory sets are sure to attract compliments from your friends and family!

The Andean Accessories set in Surf is hand-dyed using a blended combination of indigo and k'insacucho.

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Qhapaq Change Purse Quick Shop
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse
Qhapaq Change Purse

Qhapaq Change Purse

$28.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Change Purse - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool with Leather

Size: 14 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool with Locally Sourced Leather; cotton lining; metal zipper closure; hand-knotted pompom pull

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This stylish change purse is the perfect “tuck away” piece for storing spare change, cards, and cash while adding an eye-catching touch of Andean flair to your wardrobe!

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and design schemes of the high Andes, the deep black or natural tan of the locally-sourced leather beautifully compliments the combination of carefully chosen, naturally dyed colors with an ancient Quechua pallay (design).

The Qhapaq Change Purse is available in 3 colors, and is finished with cotton lining and a front gold zipper. Pair with our Qhapaq cross-body bag!

*Note: the Qhapaq change purse in Coral actually comes with natural tan leather, and not black as shown.

WHO MADE THIS QHAPAQ CHANGE PURSE?

The fabric for the Qhapaq change purse was woven by the Munay Urpi weavers of Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It was then sewn up by local seamstress, Patricia Rios.

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Wayra Change Purse Quick Shop
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse
Wayra Change Purse

Wayra Change Purse

$18.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Change Purse - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size:  9 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool; cotton lining; zipper closure 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Wayra Change Purse is a stylish and unique way of storing your pocket change!

Wayra means "wind" in Quechua. This unique Andean-style change purse in 5 fashionable color combinations was woven on a traditional back-strap loom by indigenous artisans from various Quechua communities in the Cusco region. The weaver created the ancient designs by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this change purse are 100% natural – locally sourced sheep's wool, hand-spun on a drop-spindle, and dyed with natural dyes. This product is finished with cotton lining and a zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS WAYRA CHANGE PURSE?

The fabric for the Wayra change purse was handwoven by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. The change purse was then sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina from Chinchero.

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Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
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Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch
Wayra Cosmetic Pouch

Wayra Cosmetic Pouch

$32.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Cosmetic Pouch - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size:  18 cm x 14 cm

Fiber: 100% Natural Wool; cotton lining; metal zipper closure 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Calca Cosmetic Pouch is the perfect Andean touch for your daily knick-knacks and travel must-haves! 

This unique cosmetic pouch, in 5 fashionable color combinations, was woven on a traditional back-strap loom by indigenous artisans from various Quechua communities in the Cusco region. The weaver created the ancient designs by carefully selecting each thread, row by row.

The materials in this cosmetic pouch are 100% natural – locally sourced sheep's wool, hand-spun on a drop-spindle, and dyed with natural dyes. This product is finished with cotton lining and a zipper closure.

WHO MADE THIS WAYRA COSMETIC POUCH?

The fabric for the Wayra Cosmetic Pouch was handwoven by the weavers of the Munay Urpi weaving association in Huaran, in the heart of the Sacred Valley. It was then sewn up by husband-and-wife team Armando & Josefina from the village of Chinchero.

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