This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Fashion and tradition combine in this exquisite scarf from Peru
Accessory features a classic black color with fringed ends
Wrap is crafted of lightweight alpaca wool renowned for its warmth
Dry clean or hand wash
50-percent alpaca wool/50-percent acrylic
Measures 8.7 inches wide x 65.8 inches long
Story Behind the Art:
Isidoro C'cahuantico was born in a village near Cuzco. During the 1970s he was forced to migrate when terrorist activities swept his region. He found himself working as a janitor in a textile factory. 'I was fascinated with the work they were doing!' Isidoro recalls. 'At night, when everyone had gone home and I was left alone, I began to look at the looms and machines and experiment with them. Some days later, one of the weavers complained that his machine was never the way he'd left it the night before. The owner asked why I was using the loom, and I replied that I wanted to learn to weave. She said that if I really wanted to learn, I should learn to assemble one of the spare looms in the warehouse. That was one of the most important and memorable moments in my life! My two older children work with me, weaving fine alpaca textiles.'
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.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
A quality product for a reasonable price. The weave has just enough body, not flimsy or stiff. The paper that the scarf was wrapped in was plain and inexpensive , and obviously hand packed and sealed, which added to the romance of purchasing from Worldstock artisans . No factory/assembly line work here!
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