Nawi Awapa Glasses Strap
Hand-woven Peruvian Glasses Cord– 100% Naturally Dyed Wool
Fiber: 100% Wool
This is an funky, fresh and fair trade glasses strap that is bound to make a statement wherever you go. You won't lose your specs when you go out with this great glasses cord that is both strong and durable, made of 100% wool.
This colorful sunglasses strap uses an ancient technique called ñawi awapa (eye border) which we have used as the name for these glasses cords. Nawi Awapa is the crossed-warp tubular edging that’s applied to many of the Peruvian Chinchero textiles.
To explain further: Threads of Peru works with a range of Cusco region communities, but this special bordering technique only comes from one, Chinchero, made famous by Nilda Callanaupa who was featured in National Geographic magazine.
For weavers, this is further explanation of the "Eye Border" technique: its a complex braid with the cross threads held in place by the weft.