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Burgundy 100% Alpaca Textured Woven Fringed Scarf from Peru, "Best Vintage"

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Raquel and Gregor of Peru design this lightweight, soft and warm 100% alpaca... more

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Raquel and Gregor of Peru design this lightweight, soft and warm 100% alpaca fringed scarf. A rich wine color is achieved by weaving together mahogany brown and cranberry yarns. The scarf has a subtle tone-on-tone texture created by a weave pattern that alternates rows of waves and diamonds.

  • 90 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 180 cm L x 31 cm W
  • 71" L x 12.25" W
  • Fringe: 9 cm L
  • Fringe: 3.5" L

  • 100% alpaca
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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102

From Chicago, IL

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02/19/2021

"Beautiful Scarf"

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This is such a beautiful scarf - colors are so rich and brilliant

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From Brookfield, WI USA

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02/12/2021

"Gorgeous"

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Beautiful colors and quality wool shawl. I will enjoy wearing it for years.

Best Uses

  • Accessorize

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Amy

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02/12/2021

"A jewel of a scarf!"

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Baby alpaca scarves are the best: super soft and not scratchy on my neck. This one is full of beautiful jewel tones, and expertly woven. Love the bright fuchsia thread running through the blue!

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Lightweight warm elegant casual colorful

Best Uses

  • Perfect for lightweight warm in cold winter climate

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Verified Reviewer

01/23/2021

"Beautiful quality work!"

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I bought this for a Christmas gift and I was very impressed by the quality and softness of this piece! The girl I gave it to was super delighted!!! Loves it!!

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01/17/2021

"Baby Alpaca Texture in Blue"

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Gave this as a gift. Wished I had bought one for myself! Very pretty in person and made a wonderful gift!

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01/12/2021

"Better than the picture!"

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I gave this to a friend for Christmas and she loves it! Its lightweight, warm and brighter than the picture shows. It is absolutely lovely, a great price and a greater mission. You cannot go wrong with this purchase.

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alpaca scarf blues greens Peruvian

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Raquel and Gregor are dedicated to preserving the traditions woven into Peruvian culture from pre-Incan times. Like many before them, they learned their textile craft from elders in the community and they pass their knowledge to the younger artisans who work with them. Each piece produced in their workshop is woven on a wooden floor loom and finished by hand. Created from natural fibers — alpaca, cotton and silk — their work echoes the natural colors of the Peruvian landscape, reverberating with the rich hues of the mountains, the jungle and the coast.

Raquel and Gregor are deeply committed to building a sustainable workshop that offers a flexible supportive environment for the people who collaborate with them, most of whom are women. They have a special room at the workshop for the women to breastfeed or otherwise care for their children. Many of these women work solely for the purpose of being able to educate their children. Raquel and Gregor also have a deep respect for the environment and have installed solar panels in their workshop, a rarity in Peru.

Among the quality control assistants at Raquel and Gregor's workshop is one who is profoundly deaf. The rest of the team takes great pride in the way they have learned to communicate with her. They treasure what she has taught them about communicating with her and with each other.

Raquel and Gregor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy more silk, cotton and alpaca wool for her shawls and accessories.

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

 
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