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Colorful Carousel Multi-Color Multi-Motif 100% Alpaca Knit Fingerless Mitts

Colorful Carousel Multi-Color Multi-Motif 100% Alpaca Knit Fingerless Mitts

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-370169

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Beautiful colors and patterns give a splash of color across this fun pair of knit fingerless mitts designed by Rogelio Quispe of Peru. On a background of boysenberry are rows of varying motifs in pink, orange, blue, and yellow. Made of 100% alpaca, the fingerless mitts are luxuriously warm and soft.

  • materials: 100% alpaca
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Color and/or motif may vary slightly
8.75 in. L x 3.5 in. W

Dry clean or hand wash;Dry cleaning recommended

Artisan Information

Rogelio Quispe

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I'm an enterprising spirit and an honest man. I am very responsible with the quality of my work. I was born in 1979 in Peru's Puno province.

My grandparents were weavers. I grew up watching how they'd prepare the yarns and I found their work very attractive. I was always curious and wanted to learn then and there, so my grandmother became my teacher. When I was 17, I took a job in a bakery where I made new friends. When one of them had his own knitting workshop, I decided to work there. This is how I became a textile artisan.

"Despite holding down other jobs, I learned to knit in Arequipa. Later, I moved to the capital where I worked in a knitting workshop for around two years. I learned a number of different stitches but the one I liked best was the intarsia method because it's different, interesting and more complex. I challenged myself to specialize in intarsia.

"In 2010, I faced the most difficult time in my life. I had just opened my own workshop a few days earlier when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She was quite fragile so I left my workshop to take her to Lima to the best hospital possible. She fought the disease for a year and a half but, finally, there was nothing more to be done. When she passed away, she took a big part of my life with her and my heart will never be the same. My wife and family were a great support during that time and they encouraged me to move ahead with my dreams. I know that's what my mother would have wanted.

"To reach the point where I am today, it's been a long, tough road. But it has also brought me many rewards. My work improves day by day. Specializing and working in different textile shops gave me the knowledge and practice for my designs to stand out. Knitting is my passion. For me, it's an art and I decided to follow my dreams, along with my wife who works with me and is involved in all our processes.

"I love designing and knitting alpaca apparel and accessories. It's fascinating to be able to create designs that complement the beauty of the women who wear them. My inspiration comes from Peruvian history, our outstanding Inca weavings and their importance in our culture. With my own art, I try to capture some of the most ancient textile traditions in the Andes."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

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United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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