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Road To Huancayo Traditional Cape Men's Women's White Black Brown Gray Artisan Handmade Genuine 100% Alpaca Wool Poncho (Peru)

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ITEM#: 12705578

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

Product Features:
  • Andean customs inspire Faustino Maldonado
  • Poncho woven of genuine alpaca wool
  • Ideal clothing for wintry nights
  • Soft textile has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch

  • One size fits most
  • 100-percent alpaca wool
  • Dry clean
  • Model number 157614

Story Behind the Art:

'My parents and grandparents were artisans,' says Peru's Faustino Maldonado. 'So I learned at an early age to weave on rustic looms, to prepare the warp and spin the wool. Our family motto has been: I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young. Based on this family philosophy, our work today represents the art that has been passed down from generation to generation within my family.

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.


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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 Wool
Pattern Graphic
Color Brown, White
Country of Origin Peru
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 59.1 inches W x 74.8 inches L
Country of Origin Peru

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  • Most Recent

  • Authentic and awesome
    Verified Purchase

    I could not believe this when I opened the package. The weight and quality of this garment is awesome. The workmanship is impeccable and the fibers are sturdy yet soft to the touch. I am using it as a throw on our sofa, the opening is quite small and inconspicuous, and it adds a very nice touch of pattern and neutral color. Honestly, it may be too long for me to actually wear as a poncho because I am 5' 6" tall. This is a very generously sized woven piece. But I will keep it for the beauty an authenticity of it. It took a little longer to arrive than normal, but it was shipped from the Andes. Amazing find. Amazing price!

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    gaigirl Oct 16, 2015
  • Most Helpful

  • beautiful work of art!
    Verified Purchase

    and i can wear it! it's my warmest 'coat' and yet soo much more than that. i open it up and use it for a blanket when i'm at my laptop or in front of the tv. ohhs and ahhhs whenever i wear it out. it's admired everywhere i go. and i love to tell people the story behind it. i think it's worth more than what i paid for it. yes, i'm sure of that. i'm also a fiber artist. i also spin wool, alpaca, lama, silk, etc. i knit and crochet and just now getting into weaving. as a handspinner going on twenty years now, i know quality handspun when i see it. can't say enough good things about this poncho. it's the real deal folks, not some mass produced sweat shop piece of department store crap. thank you, thank you, thank you, faustino maldonado for keeping your family traditions alive! i love your family motto, 'I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young.' that is soo beautiful! i feel beautiful when i wear the 'road to huancayo' poncho! naturally i've looked up the actual road to huancayo and hope to visit someday.

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    dsk529 Mar 16, 2011
  • Alpaca Wool Road to Huancayo Poncho is warm/cozy
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    Alpaca Wool Road to Huancayo Poncho is warm and cozy. It has the feel and look of the Andes. it is all I expected it to be.

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    gitten121a Nov 20, 2013
  • Must have!
    Verified Purchase

    Beautiful blend of colors and textures. Generous size, will look great with jeans, leggings and boots this winter. Loved it so much I kept it on last evening and my husband complimented me on how great it looked.

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    livegreen Oct 8, 2013
  • Beautiful
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    Very nice .

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    bigbang2000 Jan 5, 2012

Questions & Answers

  • Q:

    "Is this item fairly traded? That is does the artisan get a decent wage for creating it? Is he/she part of a fair trade cooperative?"

    • A:

      The president of the company just talked about it and I believe he used 75 percent of the price was returned to the artist or craftsmen/women.

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