Handmade Men's Alpaca Blue Chakana Cardigan (Peru)

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ITEM#: 17824202

This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Fernando Cano selects the pre-Hispanic chakana symbol for this handsome blue and brown men's sweater. Taken from a constellation of stars forming a square, the chakana symbolizes order in family and community life. He works in luxurious alpaca wool, renowned for its lightweight warmth, and adds coconut shell buttons.

Product Features:


  • Weight: 1.1 lbs
  • Colors: Blue, orange, brown
  • Materials: 100% alpaca, coconut shell buttons
  • Sleeve type: Set-in
  • Sleeve length: Long
  • Closure: Button front
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Care instructions: Dry cleaning recommended
  • Model: 230170
  • Made in Peru

Story Behind the Art:

If you truly want something in life, you will do all that is within your means to get it. The greatest challenge I've ever faced was getting my family to understand my passion for textiles. I was born in the Macate district of the Ancash department and my parents worked in the fields. My artistic origins come from my family, my uncles worked in textiles and little by little they introduced me to this world. I love being part of this world, where I can translate materials into beautiful products. Getting started was difficult and my family didn't think I would make it, yet slowly but surely I managed to prove them wrong. If you truly want something in life, you will do all that is within your means to get it.

I have achieved every goal I have set for myself and in this way I have discovered new and wonderful techniques within this grand art form. As for hobbies, I enjoy playing football soccer and of course everything related to this art since I like playing with colors, textiles, textures, etc. My work is motivated by a desire to show my art to people everywhere, from as many countries as possible! I would like my designs to transmit my experience and skills – each final piece is a proud representative of my creativity. My work means everything to me: it's what I love and cherish, and I love the fact that I can provide for my family thanks to it. I consider myself a happy person and every day I strive to get ahead, not only in work, but also as a person, a husband, and as a son. I would like to thank Novica customers for allowing us into their homes, and for getting to know Peruvian arts and crafts. They are made with inspired hands.

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Material Alpaca Wool
Type Casual
Pattern Geometric
Collar Ribbed
Care Instruction Dry Clean
Color Blue
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock

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