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Inca Garden in Black Reversible Alpaca Blend Ruana in Black and White from Peru

Inca Garden in Black Reversible Alpaca Blend Ruana in Black and White from Peru

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-370299

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.

Knit using the jacquard technique from a sumptuously soft alpaca blend, this feminine ruana from Peru evokes the textiles of the ancient Inca. Edison Canal creates this black and white ruana, featuring floral and vine motifs within an intricate border. A reversible design perfectly fits any mood.

  • materials: 50% alpaca, 45% acrylic, 5% wool
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
31.5 in. L x 49 in. W

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

Artisan Information

Edison Canal

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“My name is Edison Canal Mamani. I was born in the imperial city of Cuzco in a district named Urcos. Its beauty is highlighted in the Plaza de Armas, and in its center there is a statue in honor of Túpac Amaru. Next to the plaza is the Urcos Church. This Catholic temple of Urcos is a beautiful stone construction where there is a mural painting known as ‘The Baptism of Christ.’ I am very proud to belong to this beautiful city full of history and cultural magic.

“I consider myself to be a hardworking, honest, and very responsible man. I believe firmly that all of our efforts will reward us one day or another, but it is necessary to strive and be dedicated. One of my plans for the future is to become a renowned textile artist throughout Cuzco and Peru, as well as on an international level, growing as a business, team, and family.

“All of this began when I started working in a community named ‘Servants of Saint Joseph’ in the district where I was born and raised. This community brought machines for weaving clothing, which surprised me, and I immediately wanted to learn about this art and everything that it could do. From the start, I did not doubt that it would be the activity that I would do all of my life, designing and creating clothing, seeing how my work would delight so many people beyond my community. In order to begin learning and acquiring mastery in this art, constant training is important. Going to fairs and business events, I gained knowledge about local and international trade.

“This wonderful community here has given me so much. Thanks to them, today I can be a teacher of textile arts, training workers and everyone else who desires to enter this world of textiles. In one of these classes, I met the love of my life--my wife, my friend, and my confidant--and we share this marvelous art together.

“What I like the most about my art is being able to design every item, every textile, and every style. For me, it is a fantastic world where I let my mind soar. The colors carry me, impress me, and surprise me, and I really like combining them. I draw inspiration from my village in the beautiful, magical city of Cuzco, with its clear skies, climate, colors, traditional attire, the faces of its people, and the day-to-day that surrounds me with life and color. This is what inspires me.

“Beginning to work on my own was a very complicated decision, and I had a choice between becoming a teacher and a textile artisan. Finally, I made the decision to do both things as much as possible. For me, it has been very inspiring and fun, filling my heart and soul. Working with family is the most beautiful thing. My wife is in charge of the marketing aspect, and she helps me train assistants.

“I seek quality and excellence in my art, generating work not only for me, but for my community, giving my assistants a greater quality of life and the knowledge needed to take care of themselves. I am very happy to be part of the Novica family.”

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.

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