"It says material is silk? Wondering if it would be itchy against skin."
ITEM#: 14844667This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Peru's Puriqwarmi transforms the classic design of the poncho into one of modern elegance. She knits the poncho with baby alpaca, which comes from the animal's first sheer and is prized for its uniquely soft textures and warmth.
- Color: Ivory
- Women's poncho
- Not hooded
- No pockets
- Closure: Pullover
- Materials: 100-percent alpaca
- Care instructions: Dry clean only
- Model: 190773
Story Behind the Art:
Puriqwarmi, Quechua for 'Woman who walks, who moves' is the artistic name of Sonia Lopez. It is how her father referred to her. 'My interest in handicrafts comes from our own family traditions. My father is 91 and he still creates artisan pieces. My mother spins and weaves wool. I am dedicated exclusively to textile arts, something I've done from the time I was quite young. I try to interpret pre-Hispanic design by way of my feelings, and transmit them through contemporary techniques.'
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.
|Dimensions||23 inches long x 52 inches wide|
|Country of Origin||Peru|
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