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Angelina Alpaca Ruana Quick Shop
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
Angelina Alpaca Ruana
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

Colors: Pewter, Ocean, Vicuna

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.

Comes in 3 varieties: Ocean, Pewter and Vicuna.

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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South American Poncho Quick Shop
South American Poncho
South American Poncho
South American Poncho
South American Poncho
South American Poncho
South American Poncho
South American Poncho

South American Poncho

$425.00

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

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

Fiber: 100% natural 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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Raymi Alpaca Top Quick Shop
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top
Raymi Alpaca Top

Raymi Alpaca Top

$199.00

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

  • Size: One size (59cm wide x 62cm long)
  • Fiber: 100% hand-dyed Baby Alpaca
  • Available in: Ocean, Sand
Featured in Fashion Studio Magazine!
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

Show off your bohemian side and try our Raymi boho top! Handwoven in fine baby alpaca, our boho chic top is lightweight and all-natural.

Baby alpaca - one of the world's finest fibres - is hand-dyed with natural plant dyes harvested locally in the high Andes of Peru, and then handloomed by indigenous weavers who have been practicing the art of traditional Peruvian weaving for centuries.

Add a touch of ethnic flare to your boho wardrobe with the Raymi baby alpaca boho top. Raymi means "festival" in Quechua, so it's perfect for the 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 RAYMI BOHO TOP? 

The Raymi boho 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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Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition Quick Shop
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition
Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition

Qhapaq Crossbody Bag - Limited Edition

$99.00

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

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A limited edition cross-body bag from Peru! Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors and ancient designs of the high Andes, this tote bag features luxurious black textile handwoven on the ancient back strap loom. Finished with locally sourced leather and cotton lining, this cross-body bag is a fashionable handmade piece to take with you on a night out on the town. This  gorgeous cross-body bag features a shoulder strap, and a fold-over design, with a metal zipper at the top to ensure everything stays inside. Consider owning this unique cross-body bag, created by an up-and-coming European designer! With sustainably sourced textiles, this is a wonderful fair trade addition to your wardrobe! Makes an elegant gift. 

We only made 4 of these bags, so be sure to pick yours up today!

Size: 58 cm diameter

WHO MADE THIS BAG?

Designed for Threads of Peru by up-and-coming Swiss designer, Eliane Heutschi, featuring fabric woven by the Munay Urpi association of weavers in Huaran, this stunning tote bag is a unique combination of traditional and modern style – for the fashion-forward woman!

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Tupu Backpack Quick Shop

Tupu Backpack

$129.00

Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
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Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack
Tupu Backpack

Tupu Backpack

$129.00

Handwoven Peruvian Wool Backpack, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

  • Size: 43 cm x 39 cm
  • Fiber: 100% wool; naturally sourced leather bottom and front pocket; braided cord straps; interior fabric lining with pocket.
  • Available in: Lake, Ocean, Cream & Coal

Get the backpack that says “I made a difference”.

 

Handwoven, 100% Peruvian wool textile is paired with natural leather to create a super cool and trendy backpack.

This fair trade wool backpack was handcrafted 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.

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 the incredible young mothers at Proyecto Mantay, a local NGO that helps pregnant teenage women raise healthy children and learn useful skills.

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Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal Quick Shop
Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal
Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal
Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal
Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal
Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal

Tupu Tote - Cream & Coal

$139.00

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

Tote bag, 36 x 42 x 15 cm. 100% wool fiber. Natural leather bottom and strap. Black fabric lining with zipped interior pocket. 

Also available in: Lake, Ocean

Handwoven, 100% wool textile is paired with natural leather to create a stunning and versatile tote. This useful & stylish fair trade Peru wool handbag is so much more than just a bag - it provides opportunities for young women, combats the cycle of poverty in rural Peru, and also helps keep an ancient culture alive. 

WHO MADE THIS PERUVIAN WOOL TOTE BAG?

This Peruvian Tupu Wool Tote was made by the weavers of Munay Urpi in Huaran, and sewn up by the incredible young mothers at Proyecto Mantay, a local NGO that helps pregnant teenage women raise healthy children and learn useful skills.

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Picchu Striped Wool Pillow Quick Shop
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
Picchu Striped Wool Pillow
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
  • Available in: Rose, Cream & Coal
  • Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

Make your statement – fair, ethical, eco-friendly.

The Picchu wool pillow makes a dramatic statement – bold, modern design that also directly benefits women.

Handwoven on a traditional backstrap loom by women artisans living in the high Andes of Peru, 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, southern Cusco is known for.  

WHO MADE THIS WOOL PILLOW?
This Picchu Handspun Wool Pillow 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 Area Rug Quick Shop
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug
Picchu Wool Area Rug

Picchu Wool Area Rug

$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 70 cm

WHO MADE THIS PICCHU 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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Inca Alpaca Throw Quick Shop
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Vicuña Tan; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Alpaca Throw
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Vicuña Tan; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
Inca Design Alpaca Throw- Charcoal Gray; Peruvian Alpaca Throw Blanket
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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