Brown Black Glyphs Artisan Handmade Inca Motif Cozy Soft Warm Women's Mantle Cape Natural Alpaca Wool Reversible Poncho (Peru)

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ITEM#: 12045539

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Product features:
  • Inca glyphs are woven into the elegant design of this poncho
  • Reversible wrap in rich brown and black alpaca wool blend
  • Clothing accessory maintains its classic artistry worn either side out
  • Wrap's natural fibers are supremely soft to the touch
  • Dry clean only
  • Color: Brown and Black
Story Behind the Art:

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.


Material Acrylic, Wool
Occasion Casual
Color Black, Brown
Country of Origin Peru
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 51.2 in W x 31.4 in L
Model Number 127252
Country of Origin Peru

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  • suave y bonito
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    This poncho is absolutely beautiful--to the touch and visually. It is very warm and could be used during the deepest cold of winter with a heavier sweater underneath. Otherwise it's great too for crisp fall days in the northeast (USA). I am making a hat and scarf to match it--using yarn/wool made of alpaca from Peru! Que bueno!

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    2montana Dec 5, 2009
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  • Love it
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    Excellent poncho warm and lovely.

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    xemena Mar 16, 2015
  • Poncho gift was perfect
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    I purchased this poncho for my adult daughter, based on published info and photo. She loves it and reports that she gets compliments when she wears it. I'm very pleased.

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    Anna Beth B. Jan 6, 2015
  • Great poncho for travel
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    Purchased this poncho to take on a 3 week trip to Europe. It packs nicely and wore well with everything.

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    lleavy Feb 20, 2013
  • great stuff
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    Nice product, beautiful colors, chic and cozy as expected from what was displayed on the web site. We continue to purchase from overstock

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    geoffr1 Oct 15, 2011
  • Perfect Poncho
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    From the moment I put my poncho on and felt it warmth and softness I feel in love with it. It is perfect for those chilly spring and falls days. The color is perfect I like the reversible black and brown.

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    bonnie1978 Feb 25, 2011

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