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Angelina Alpaca Ruana Quick Shop
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Alpaca Ruana - Alpaca Cape - Angelina Alpaca Ruana Poncho
Alpaca Ruana - Alpaca Cape -Angelina Alpaca Ruana Poncho
Angelina Alpaca Ruana

Angelina Alpaca Ruana

$425.00

Angelina Alpaca Ruana

Hand-woven Women's Wrap Alpaca Poncho - 100% Un-Dyed Alpaca Fiber

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

Fibre: 100% Alpaca

ANGELINA ALPACA RUANA - PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The innovative wrap-around design of the Angelina Alpaca Ruana is a modern take on an ancient garment: the traditional woven poncho has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries! this is a

The rich shades of soft grey, black, and cream in this alpaca cape design highlight the diverse, naturally occurring palette of alpaca fiber.  The finely woven stripes and hand sewn fringe finish in the alpaca cape are a credit to the incredible skills of the weaver, which are passed down from generation to generation.

Who Made this Alpaca Ruana?

This alpaca ruana was made in the high Andean village 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 recognise that their weaving ability has improved dramatically in these years, and are grateful to those that purchase their weavings. 

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Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho Quick Shop
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho
Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho
Women Poncho: Chaska Black Alpaca Poncho
Women Poncho: Chaska Black Alpaca Poncho
Women Poncho: Chaska Black Alpaca Poncho
Women Poncho: Chaska Black Alpaca Poncho
Women Poncho: Chaska Black Alpaca Poncho

Chaska Baby Alpaca Poncho

$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 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 Demesia Sinchi Echame, a young mother of three. Her skill and pride in weaving has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. 

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 was woven by Demesia Sinchi Echame, a young mother of three. She lives 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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Totora Master Weaver 100% Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Charcoal Quick Shop
Totora Master Weaver 100% Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Charcoal
Totora Master Weaver 100% Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Charcoal
Totora Master Weaver 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Pewter and Onyx
Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf
Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf
Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf
Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf
Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf
Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf
Totora Master Weaver 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- all variants
Totora Master Weaver 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Pewter and Onyx
Totora Master Weaver 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Charcoal

Totora Master Weaver Baby Alpaca Scarf

$129.00

Master Weaver Collection: One-Of-A-Kind 100% Baby Alpaca Handwoven Scarf, Unisex

Size: 20 cm x 180 cm

Fibre: 100% Baby Alpaca

Colors: ONYX & CHARCOAL, PEWTER & ONYX, CREAM & COAL, VICUNA

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Totora Master Weaver Scarves, woven in gorgeous baby alpaca, are stunning accessory items that will enrich your wardrobe with a touch of Peru!

Made by the community of Totora, in the Sacred Valley of Peru, these scarves were woven in only naturally occurring shades of baby alpaca fiber. The Totora Master Weaver Scarves feature designs like alpacas, owls, stars, Inca paths, and lakes. The designs are inspired by the natural world around the weaver, from which they draw their inspiration.

Over the years, these artisans have worked to refine the traditional spinning and weaving techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation since before Incan times, creating unique pieces of unsurpassable beauty. Some artisans boast the ability to hand-spin alpaca fiber almost as finely as machines!

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Sapa Wide 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Crimson Quick Shop
Sapa Wide 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Crimson
Sapa Wide 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Onyx and Crimson
Sapa Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf
Sapa Wide 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf- Crimson and Charcoal
Sapa Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf
Sapa Wide 100% Baby Alpaca Scarf
Sapa Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf

Sapa Wide Baby Alpaca Scarf

$269.00

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

Size: 30 cm x 210 cm

Fibre: 100% Baby Alpaca

Styles: TURQUOISE & CORAL, PEWTER & TURQUOISE, CHESTNUT & CRIMSON, ONYX & CRIMSON

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Sapa Wide Scarves, woven in gorgeous baby alpaca fiber, are stunning accessory items that will brighten up your wardrobe with a touch of Peru! Made by the community of Totora, in the Sacred Valley of Peru, these scarves were created using natural dye ingredients such as the cochineal insect (red) the kaka sunkha plant (brown) and kinsa kunchu (turquoise), as well as naturally occurring shades of alpaca fiber. They are perfect to accessorize with, worn dramatically wrapped, or even in a loosely draped shawl style.

The name "sapa" means ‘full of design’ in Quechua; this group of four scarves in the Quechua Collection feature the same weaving design in different, vibrant color combinations. The individual designs include ‘pica pica’ (Incan stairs) on the borders, and flowers and hearts in the central panel. In the Quechua storytelling tradition, the artisan's view of the world, including lakes, mountains, flowers, and Incan constructions, (all features of the natural environment), are represented in the weavings. The heart in the center of the weaving signifies the love that the weaver (and the wearer!) feel for the natural environment.

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Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote Quick Shop
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote
Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote

Peruvian Sallac Handwoven Wool Tote

$189.00

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

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Sallac Tote was made by indigenous artisans of the high Andes of Cusco. Featuring vertical stripes and intricate pallay (traditional hand-woven designs) in a gorgeous array of red, yellow and green, this tote is a rich example of the hand-dyed colors of the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing process using locally sourced plants, barks, and insects such as cochineal, the source of the deep red color. With a locally-sourced leather carrying strap and embellished with a fun and funky pompom adornment, this Peruvian Sallac Tote is sure to be a show-stopper this fall!

The Peruvian Sallac 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 with a zipper closure at the top, and even includes a convenient interior zipped pocket. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN SALLAC WOOL TOTE?

This Peruvian Sallac Wool Tote was made for the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Sallac. 

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Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag Quick Shop
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag
Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag

Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag

$169.00

Handwoven Peruvian Shoulder Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca

Featuring all the colours of the rainbow across its horizontal stripes, this fair trade, naturally-dyed Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag was handwoven by an indigenous artisan in the Andes. The rich colors are achieved with locally sourced dye materials - including flowers, insects, barks and roots - and hand-dyed using ancient knowledge passed down from Pre-Incan times.

Along with many natural elements, the rainbow is held in high regard in Quechua culture, and is associated with the Inca Empire and the Inca, himself. It also symbolizes the city of Cusco!

This spacious tote bag is the perfect carry-all for all of your daily necessities - a tablet or small laptop, lunch, water bottle, and notebook! This is for someone who wants a practical shoulder bag that displays the bright flair of the high Andes.

This Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder bag closes with a sturdy zipper and has a handy zipped coin pocket sewn into the black lining.

Who made this Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag?

This Peruvian Rainbow Shoulder Bag was made through the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchero weavers are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also their distinctive pallay (design) that they use in their weavings.

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Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag Quick Shop
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Andean design woven textile striped shoulder bag
Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag

Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag

$159.00

Handwoven Peruvian Bag, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

Size: 38 cm x 37 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Striped Shoulder Bag was made by indigenous artisans of the high Andes of Cusco. The horizontal stripes of red, blue, orange and green are rich examples of the hand-dyed colors of the Andes. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing processes using locally sourced plants, barks, and insects such as the cochineal, the source of the deep red color.

This Peruvian Bag is large and roomy, and can fit a small laptop or tablet, as well as all the things you need for a day out. A fun and practical addition to any wardrobe! 

This bag closes with a sturdy zipper and has a handy coin pocket within the black lining.

Who made this bag?

This Peruvian Bag was made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchero weavers are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also their distinctive pallay (design) that they use in their weaving.

 

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Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote Quick Shop
Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote
Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote
Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote
Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote
Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote
Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote

Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote

$139.00

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

Size: 43 cm x 36 cm

Fiber: 90% wool/10% alpaca

This unique, fair trade Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote was handmade by indigenous artisans of the high Andes of Cusco. The rust and moss hues evoke the rich Andean landscape. These colors are created through an age-old natural dyeing process using locally sourced plants, barks, and insects such as cochineal, the source of the deep red color in the thin stripe detail.

Finished with locally sourced natural leather at the top, this Peruvian Wool and Leather 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. A fun and practical addition to any fall wardrobe! 

The Peruvian Wool and Leather Tote features soft leather handles for easy carrying, and is fully lined.

Who made this bag?

This Peruvian Bag was made by an indigenous artisan in the high Andean community of Chinchero. Located half way between Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Chinchero weavers are famous worldwide for the high quality of their weaving, and also their distinctive pallay (design) and colour palette that they use in their weaving.

 

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Sallac Women's Wool Poncho Quick Shop
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho
Sallac Women's Wool Poncho

Sallac Women's Wool Poncho

$849.00

Hand-woven Women's Wool Poncho - 100% Organically Dyed Alpaca and Wool Fiber

 Size: 123 cm (width) x 147 cm (length)

Fiber: 90% Sheep Wool; 10% Alpaca

SALLAC WOMEN'S PONCHO - PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The traditional woven poncho has been keeping the inhabitants of the Andean highlands warm for centuries. Made of a tightly woven alpaca/wool blend, the gorgeous colors of this Sallac Women's Poncho exemplify the range of rich hues obtained using natural, locally sourced dyes such as the cochineal insect - once considered more valuable than gold!  

One of the stand-out features of this Women's Poncho is the resist-dye pattern that adorn the sides. This challenging technique, known as ikat in other parts of the world, involves tightly tying individual warp yarns according to a pre-determined pattern, then immersing those yarns into a natural dye bath. Once dyed, the warp is laid out again, carefully ensuring that the order of the pattern is maintained. Weaving then proceeds as normal on the backstrap loom, as the dyed pattern magically emerges! This ancient technique is only practiced in this region of Cusco.

Who made this Sallac Women's Poncho?

This statement-making women's poncho features stunning, intricately woven and resist-dye designs representative of the community in which it was made, Sallac. Sallac is supported by the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

 

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Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread Quick Shop
Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread
Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread
Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread
Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread
Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread
Mapacho Master Weaver 100% Alpaca Bedspread- Vibrant Warm Colors

Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread

$1,515.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Bedspread - 100% Alpaca Fiber and Natural Dyes

Size: 180 cm x 210 cm 
Fibre: 100% Alpaca

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread was handwoven by the Sonqo family in the high Andean community of Parobamba and is an inspiringly beautiful example of traditional artisanship and mastery from the Mapacho River Valley of Cusco!

The beautiful color combination and intricate designs, carefully woven row by row on a traditional backstrap loom, demonstrate the skill and creativity of local Master Weaver Daniel Sonqo and his family. Over the years, the family has worked to refine the traditional weaving and dyeing techniques that have been passed down generation to generation since before Inca times, creating unique pieces of unsurpassable beauty.

The vibrant colors, hand-dyed using locally-sourced dye materials such as the cochineal insect (reds and purples), ch'illka (greens), and kinsa kunchu (turquoise), are representative of the Parobamba region on the edge of the Cusqueñan tropical rainforest. The pallay (design) features lakes, mountains, flowers, animals and Incan constructions, and showcases a cultural heritage centuries old.

Each Mapacho Master Weaver Alpaca Bedspread is unique, though very similar in design and color combination to those shown here. If desired, please contact our team for specific information and photos about items in stock. When listed as out of stock, this item is also available by custom order.

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Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Vicuña Tan; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket Quick Shop
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Vicuña Tan; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Vicuña Tan; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Onyx Black; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Charcoal Gray; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Alpaca Throw
Inca Alpaca Throw
Inca Alpaca Throw
Inca Alpaca Throw
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Vicuña Tan; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Onyx Black; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Charcoal Grey; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Natural Colors; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket

Inca Alpaca Throw

$849.00

Hand-woven Peruvian Alpaca Throw - 100% Un-dyed Alpaca Fiber

Size: 120 cm x 210 cm
Fibre: 100% Undyed Alpaca 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION - INCA ALPACA THROW

For a truly amazing alpaca throw blanket, look no further than the new Inca Alpaca Throw from Threads of Peru!

Woven in 100% natural alpaca, these throws are sumptuously soft. Alpaca fleece is much warmer than standard wool, so you will be vary warm when wrapped in this gorgeous throw blanket. Additionally, the alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic and sustainably sourced from free-ranging herds in the high Andes of Peru.

The Inca Alpaca Throw boasts an emblematic Inca design, which is known locally as pica pica (Inca Stairs or Inca Pathways). This design pays tribute to the Inca constructions, such as roads and bridges, in the District of Ollantaytambo. Inca roads were the most significant architectural works because they allowed good communication between communities.

Who made this Alpaca Throw Blanket?

The Inca Alpaca Throw was made in the high Andean of community of Chaullacocha at an altitude of over 4, 300 metres (14,100 feet) by an indigenous Quechua weaver. 

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Tika Master Weaver Table Runner Quick Shop
Tika Master Weaver Table Runner
Tika Master Weaver Table Runner
Tika Master Weaver Table Runner
Tika Master Weaver Table Runner

Tika Master Weaver Table Runner

$399.00

Handwoven Peruvian Table Runner – 100% Naturally Dyed Baby Alpaca

Size: 40 cm x 200 cm

Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Tika Master Weaver Table Runner was handwoven by Narcisa Quispe Mendoza in the high Andean community of Pitukiska.  It is an inspiringly beautiful example of traditional artisanship and mastery from the Mapacho River Valley of Cusco! 

Named for the symbols depicted, "tika" means flower in Quechua. The beautiful color combinations and intricate designs, carefully woven row by row on a traditional backstrap loom, illustrate the skill and creativity of Narcisa and others in her community. They have worked tirelessly to refine the traditional weaving and dyeing techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation since before Incan times, creating unique pieces of unsurpassable beauty.

The vibrant colors, hand-dyed using locally-sourced dye materials such as the cochineal insect (reds and purples), ch'illka (greens), and kinsa kunchu (turquoise), are representative of the Mapacho Valley region, known as the "eyebrows of the jungle" for its location on the edge of the Cusqueñan tropical cloud forest.

Pitukiska itself is one of the most remote communities we work with, located in a valley only accessible by foot.

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Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta Quick Shop
Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta
Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta
Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta

Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta

$179.00

Master Weaver Collection: Traditional Handwoven Peruvian Manta – 100% Naturally Dyed Wool

Size: 65 cm x 65 cm (approx.)

Fibre: 100% Wool

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta brings an exclusive opportunity to collect a masterpiece by an accomplished weaver from the community of Upis!

Called lliqlla in Quechua, a manta is a traditional carrying cloth, used to carry a variety of items – from potatoes to firewood, to plants harvested for dyeing, and even babies! The greatest heights of artistic expression and technical accomplishment are showcased when weaving mantas, as this is the last stage of a weaver’s education.

Peruvian Mantas are traditionally worn over the shoulder by women, covering the back. They are first folded on the diagonal and joined by two corners under the chin with a large pin (traditionally called a tupu).

A true collector’s item, this piece will evoke the mystique of the ancient Incan empire. When listed as out of stock, the Upis Master Weaver Peruvian Manta is also available by custom order.

WHO MADE THIS UPIS MASTER WEAVER PERUVIAN MANTA?

 

 

This Master Weaver Manta was woven by Eulalia Crispin de Mandora from the community of Upis, nestled at the base of Apu Ausangate, the most important apu or mountain deity in the Andean cosmology. 

 

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