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Inca Afternoon in Russet Russet and Black Alpaca Blend Ruana from Peru

Inca Afternoon in Russet Russet and Black Alpaca Blend Ruana from Peru

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-372181

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.

Peruvian artisan Waldo Berrios draws inspiration from the textiles of the ancient Inca as he designs this feminine ruana. Knit from a luxuriously soft alpaca blend, this reversible ruana combines hues of russet and mahogany that create geometric swirl patterns along the shoulders and hems.

  • materials: 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
29.5 in. L x 39 in. W

Dry cleaning recommended;Dry clean or hand wash in cold water

Artisan Information

Waldo Berrios

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I was born in Huancayo with a love for my land and a great desire to learn, so my father taught me how to knit when I was very young. I grew up wanting to make improvements my father's small workshop.

I studied industrial engineering, and that's when I met wife. Since then she’s been my rock.

"When I was working as a professor of technical design I started designing using different colors and then translating them into knitted patterns at my father's workshop.

"Times in Peru were very difficult between 1985 and 1990, and my parents started selling their machines to support their family. After my parents passed away, my wife and I got a small capital to start our own workshop. We started with six sweaters and as they began to sell production began to increase, so did our dedication.

"We also had to deal with some tough experiences such as being conned, orders that didn't get paid or faulty designs. But all of this became a learning experience and with hard work, plus the support of my wife and friends, I improved products and processes.

"My focus now is on creating fine knitwear of top quality, and in so doing sharing with the world the beauty of our culture and our Andean textiles. I work with a team of artisans who believe in my objective and I’m thrilled that we all enjoy our line of work so that we'll give it our most."

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.

Shipping

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.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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