This exquisitely woven wool, alpaca shawl features natural stripes framing bands of traditional Peruvian motifs highlighted in beautiful indigo. Sophisticated and elegant, the shawl drapes nicely and is finished with a 5″ twisted fringe. Handwoven on a backstrap loom this one-of-a-kind shawl is truly an individual expression showcasing the accomplished weaver.
Backstrap woven by artisan Luzmila Ylla Chicche from Chahuaytire, a highland village member of the Cusco Center for Traditional Textiles (CTTC). CTTC works with Quechuan-speaking artisans to help preserve Inca textiles and weaving traditions as well as to build skills, community networking, and to develop markets for the goods.