This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Story Behind the Art:
- Soft, cozy throw pattern highlighted by classic Inca artistry
- Alpaca wool bedding woven on a traditional loom with a hand-detailed fringe
- Blanket/furniture cover features hypnotic glyph composition in cream and tan
- Throw's wool/acrylic blend is supremely soft to the touch
During the 1970s, Isidoro C'cahuantico was forced to migrate when terrorist activities swept his region. He found himself working as a janitor in a textile factory, where 'I was completely fascinated with the work they were doing. I became enamored with the textile arts at first sight. At night, when everyone had gone home, I began to look at the looms and machines and to experiment with them.' Eventually, his tinkering was noticed by the owner, who suggested Isidoro assemble one of the spare looms in the warehouse. 'That was one of the most important and memorable moments in my life! That was the beginning of a vocation, a great gift that I have now also passed to my children. The two older ones work with me, weaving fine alpaca textiles, while my daughter makes the best crochet I have ever seen!'
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.
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 of the order date.