This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Ruana cloak highlights Isidoro C'cahuantico's expertise in Andean fashion
- Shawl is knitted of a warm alpaca wool blend in black and mocha
- Cloak features symmetrical floral motifs that can be appreciated on either side
- Color: Black
Isidoro C'cahuantico was born in a village near Cuzco, Peru. During the 1970s he was forced to migrate when terrorist activities swept his region. Accepting various jobs, he soon found himself working as a janitor in a textile factory. 'I became enamored with the textile arts at first sight. At night, when everyone had gone home and I was left alone to sweep and clean, I began to look at the looms and machines and to experiment with them, just out of curiosity. The owner asked who kept adjusting the loom, and was surprised beyond belief to learn that the culprit was me. That was the beginning of a vocation, a great gift that I have now also passed along to my children.' What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.Ships Carbon Neutral*
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