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Senkapa Wrap Bracelet- Peruvian Beaded Wrap Bracelet Quick Shop
Senkapa Peruvian Beaded Wrap Bracelet -Multicolor
Senkapa Wrap Bracelet- Peruvian Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Senkapa Peruvian Beaded Wrap Bracelet -Natural Colors
Senkapa Peruvian Beaded Wrap Bracelet -Multicolor
Senkapa Wrap Bracelet
Senkapa Wrap Bracelet

Senkapa Wrap Bracelet

$15.99

Handwoven Peruvian Wrap Bracelet

Size: .4 cm x 90 cm

Fiber: 100% Wool

Add a unique touch of Andean flair to your wardrobe with these Peruvian bracelets.

These traditional wrap-around bracelets  – known as senkapas – were handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis using all locally sourced alpaca, wool and natural dyes. 

The Senkapa Wrap Bracelet features intricate white beading along its length. It fastens with open ties at each end and wraps several times around the wrist for a trendy stacked look. 

This ethnic Peruvian wrap bracelet is a “must have” in Andean fashion as it easily combines with any number of garments and accessories!

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Wato Wrap Bracelet- Natural Quick Shop
Wato Wrap Bracelet- Natural
Wato Wrap Bracelet- Natural
Wato Wrap Bracelet- Natural
Wato Wrap Bracelet- Multicolor

Wato Wrap Bracelet

$15.99

Handwoven Peruvian Wrap Bracelet 

Size: 0.5 cm x 90 cm

Fibre: 100% Alpaca

Add a unique touch of Andean flair to your wardrobe with these Peruvian wrap bracelets.

These traditional wrap-around bracelets  – known as Wato's – were handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis using all locally sourced alpaca, wool and natural dyes. 

The Wato Wrap Bracelet features intricate white beading along its length, fastens with open ties at each end, and wraps several times around the wrist for a trendy stacked look. 

This ethnic Peruvian bracelet is a “must have” in Andean fashion as it easily combines with any number of garments and accessories!

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Amaru Woven Friendship Bracelets Quick Shop
Amaru Woven Friendship Bracelets
Amaru Woven Friendship Bracelets
Amaru Woven Friendship Bracelets

Amaru Woven Bracelets (sets of 3)

$25.00

Handmade Fair Trade Peruvian Friendship Woven Bracelets - 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size: 2 cm x 15 cm

Fiber: 100% Wool

Add a unique touch of Andean native flair to your wardrobe with these Peruvian woven bracelets.

The Amaru Bracelets are made in the community of Huaran, deep within the lush Sacred Valley of Cusco. They are sold in sets of 3 assorted designs, featuring ancient pallay (designs) and the natural dyeing techniques of the Andes. 

The Amaru Woven Bracelets feature intricate white beading along their length and fasten with open ties at each end. 

They are the perfect "touch of Peru" item for any special friend or loved one. 

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Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse Quick Shop
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Turquoise
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Turquoise
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Lavender
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Moss
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Marigold

Qhapaq Change Purse

$28.99

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

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!

The Qhapaq Change Purse has been designed exclusively for Threads of Peru, by up-and-coming Swiss designer, Eliane Heutschi.

Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and design schemes of the high Andes, the deep black 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 finished with cotton lining and a front gold zipper.

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Qolqe Handwoven Textile Change Purse, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch Quick Shop
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse -Crimson, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qolqe Handwoven Textile Change Purse, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse -Crimson, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Moss, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Turquoise, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qhapag Handwoven Textile Change Purse- Midnight, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch
Qolqe Handwoven Textile Change Purse, Coin Purse, Tribal Coin Purse, Coin Pouch

Qolqe Change Purse

$18.00

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

Size:  9 cm x 12 cm

Fibre: 100% Natural Wool 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

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

This unique Andean-style change purse in 4 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 - including salla qocha (plants in the high Andean lakes) - 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.

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Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag Quick Shop

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

From $119.00

Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag
Awaj Chuspa Alpaca Shoulder Bag- Coral

Awaq Chuspa Alpaca Bag

$119.00

Handmade Artisan Peruvian Chuspa Alpaca Bag - 100% Naturally Dyed Fibers

Size: 30 cm x 30 cm; ROSE variant is 33 cm x 34 cm

Fiber: 50% Alpaca/50% Wool

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This exquisitely handwoven cross-body bag, known as a chuspa in Quechua, is one of the most culturally rich pieces in the Quechua Collection. This South American style bag will be your favorite Latin accessory!

Featuring complex Quechua iconography and vibrant, organically dyed colors, the Awaq Chuspas represent thousands of year of Andean history and are still used today as carrying bags for necessities, like coca leaves.

Slightly larger than the others, the ROSE variant is a new addition to the Quechua Collection, is super soft to the touch and features exquisite complex pallay (traditional woven designs). Its more elaborate design makes this handwoven Awaq Chuspa Bag a true piece of art. 

WHO MADE THESE AWAQ CHUSPA BAGS ?

The Awaq Chuspas were woven in the remote Andean community of Pitukiska, deep within the Mapacho River Valley of Cusco, using 100% natural fibers. The bags were sourced directly from the artisan at fair trade value. A remarkable feature of the chuspa is the fact that the central pocket is woven as a continuous piece of the bag, warped on the same loom. Very few artisans, even in the Cusco region, have the knowledge or skill to weave using this particular technique!

 

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TIKA Pom Pom Keychain (sets of 3) Quick Shop
TIKA Pom Pom Keychain (sets of 3)
TIKA Pom Pom Keychain (sets of 3)
TIKA Pom Pom Keychain (sets of 3)

TIKA Pom Pom Keychain (sets of 3)

$25.00

Handmade from 100% naturally dyed wool or 100% natural, undyed alpaca, these TIKA pom pom keychains are the perfect Andean accessories! Loop them on to your keyring, portable USB or backpack zippers for an extra flash of personality. 

The TIKA pom pom keychains come in mixed (multicolour and natural) sets of 3 and will be the perfect stocking stuffing this holiday season!

Fibre: 100% naturally dyed wool (multicolour) and 100% undyed alpaca (natural)

Dimensions: 10 cm (approx)

WHO MADE THE TIKA POM POM KEYCHAINS?

These playful keychains were 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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"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes Quick Shop
"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes
"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes
"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes
"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes
"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes
"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes

"Wisdom Cards", Designs of the Andes

$49.00

32 informational cards about the traditional iconography of Quechua textiles!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

BRAND NEW to the Threads of Peru product line, the "wisdom cards" sets will be your guide to the high Andes and its ancient iconography. Each of these 32 cards features a different traditional design of the Cusco region with its Quechua name, meaning and a suggestion for meditation. 

Even our team has been surprised and delighted by this little known information! 

WHO MADE THE WISDOM CARDS?

The idea behind the Wisdom Cards was to share the wisdom of the Andean weavers, not only for their aesthetic complexity, but also their reflective properties. 

In 1947, Doctor Delia Vidal de Milla of Cusco began an investigation in various high Andean weaving communities. She had already observed that the women of the Andes did not follow guides or patterns, and that each textile was her unique inspiration.

During her research, the women explained that their weaving was done in a state of silence and meditation, and the symbols they used had special meanings related to those hours of reflection. 

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    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat Quick Shop
    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat
    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat
    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat
    100% Baby Alpaca Toque Chullo Hat- Natural
    100% Baby Alpaca Toque Chullo Hat- Natural
    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat
    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat
    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat

    Ocongate Toque Alpaca Chullo Hat

    $69.00

    100% Baby Alpaca Toque Chullo Hat – Woven by Hand in Peru

    Size: 58 cm diameter (approx)

    Fibre: 100% Baby Alpaca

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    The Ocongate Baby Alpaca toque chullo hats, knit by hand in sumptuously soft baby alpaca, are true treasures from Andean history!

    Known as chullos (pronounced chul-yoh) in Quechua, these alpaca hats were first made thousands of years ago out of necessity: temperatures in the high Andes often fall below freezing, with biting winds that freezes your ears! Hence, the ear flaps to give your ears special protection. 

    WHO MADE THIS BABY ALPACA CHULLO HAT?

    Each Ocongate Baby Alpaca Toque Chullo Hat is made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Pitukiska, in the Mapacho River Valley, with hand-spun baby alpaca fibre from free-range alpaca herds and natural dye materials. As each chullo is hand-made, each one is unique and colours and designs may not be exactly as in the photo.

     

     

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    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat Quick Shop
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat
    natural Andean design 100% baby alpaca chullo hat
    colorful Andean design 100% baby alpaca chullo hat
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat
    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat

    Pitukiska Toque Chullo Hat

    $69.00

    100% Baby Alpaca Toque Chullo Hat – Woven by Hand in Peru

    Size: 58 cm diameter (approx)

    Fibre: 100% Baby Alpaca

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    The Pitukiska Baby Alpaca Toque Chullo Hats, knit by hand in sumptuously soft baby alpaca, are treasures of Andean history!

    Known as chullos (pronounced chul-yoh) in Quechua, they were first made thousands of years ago out of necessity: temperatures in the high Andes often fall below freezing, with a biting wind that freezes your ears! The earflaps offer protection from the cold.

    WHO MADE THIS PITUKISKA BABY ALPACA CHULLO HAT?

    Each Pitukiska Baby Alpaca Chullo Hat is made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Pitukiska, in the Mapacho River Valley, with hand-spun baby alpaca fiber from free-range alpaca herds and natural dye materials. As each chullo is hand-made, each one is unique and colours and designs may not be exactly as in the photo.

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    Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap Quick Shop
    Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap
    Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap
    Womens Poncho Cape - Carolina Elegant Alpaca Ruana Wrap (Reds, Pinks, Grays, White)
    Womens Poncho Cape - Carolina Elegant Alpaca Ruana Wrap (Reds, Pinks, Grays, White)
    Womens Poncho Cape - Carolina Elegant Alpaca Ruana Wrap (Reds, Pinks, Grays, White)

    Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap

    $575.00

    Hand-woven Women's Alpaca Ruana Wrap - 100% Organically Dyed Alpaca Fiber

     Size: 120 cm (width) x 130 cm (length)

    Fiber: 100% Alpaca

    CAROLINA ALPACA RUANA WRAP - PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    The innovative design of the Carolina Alpaca Ruana Wrap is a modern take on an ancient garment: the traditional woven poncho has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries. Made of tightly woven, soft alpaca fiber, the gorgeous colors of this Alpaca Ruana Wrap exemplify the immense range of hues obtained using natural, locally sourced dyes such as the cochineal insect - once considered more valuable than gold! Could also be worn as a Womens Poncho Cape 

    Who made this Alpaca Ruana Wrap?

    This statement-making alpaca ruana features stunning, intricately woven designs representative of the community in which it was made, Chaullacocha, located at a breathtaking 4,200 meters (13, 800 feet) in altitude! In fact, one pair of symbols woven into this poncho literally illustrates the community’s name: “fish lake” (chaulla + qocha), showcasing the skill of the weavers and the pride they feel for their home and their heritage.

     

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    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho Quick Shop
    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho
    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho
    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho
    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho
    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho
    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho- Natural Colors; Poncho Ladies
    Quilla Baby Ladies Poncho- Natural Colors; Poncho Ladies

    Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho

    $499.00

    Hand-woven Ladies Alpaca Poncho - 100% Un-Dyed Baby Alpaca Fibre

     Size: 114 cm (width) x 80 cm (length)

    Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - LADIES PONCHO

    The Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho is a 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, un-dyed shades of baby alpaca fibre, this statement-making ladies poncho adds an elegant touch of Peru to your wardrobe! 

    Who made this Ladies Poncho?

    The Quilla Alpaca Ladies Poncho features stunning, intricately woven designs representative of the community where it was made, Totora, above the lush Sacred Valley of Cusco! Each thread is lovingly selected by the hands of Angela Milo Huallpa, one of our featured Master Weavers and mother of three. Her skill and pride in weaving has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. 

     

     

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