Pika Alpaca Blanket
Handmade 100% Alpaca Blanket – Fair Trade from Peru
Imagine wrapping yourself in one of these sumptuous Alpaca Blankets! In 100% hand spun alpaca, this is a delightful coffee and cream blanket sure to keep you warm and cosy on a winter’s day.
Heavy and luxurious, this Alpaca Blanket is ideal for winter wrapping-up and snuggling while also providing a stunning, but functional accent piece for living or bed rooms in any home.
The Pika Alpaca Blanket boasts an emblematic Inca design, which is known locally as pika pika (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.
Size: Approximately 180 cm x 210 cm
WHO MADE THIS PIKA ALPACA BLANKET?
This amazing handcrafted luxury piece of craftsmanship 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.