This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This handcrafted blanket features the legendary glyphs of the Paracas culture in reversible red and black shades. Woven in Peru, this blanket features a warm alpaca wool blend.
Story Behind the Art
- Color: Black/red
- Paracas glyphs from southern Peru
- 50-percent alpaca wool/50-percent acrylic
- Made with soft, natural fibers
- Dry clean or hand wash
- Use mild detergent only
- Lay flat to dry
- Measures 65 inches wide x 88.6 inches long
Peruvian artisan Isidoro C'cahuantico was forced to migrate in the 1970s when terrorist activities swept his region. 'I found a job as janitor in a textile factory. I was completely fascinated!' he says. 'At night, when everyone had gone, I began to experiment with the looms. The manager caught me and said I should start by learning how to assemble a loom. That was the beginning of a vocation, a great gift that I have now also passed on to my children.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in design and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly.ImportedShips Carbon Neutral*
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