This exquisitely woven wool, alpaca shawl features cochineal and sage stripes framing two bands of traditional Peruvian motifs typical of Pitumarca. The natural rainbow of colors all come from natural dyes. Sophisticated and elegant, the shawl drapes nicely and is finished with a twisted fringe.
Backstrap woven by artisan Nelida Yrco Choqque from Pitumarca, 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.
Colors: cochineal, sage, with accents of indigo, rose, gold, rust
Fiber: 90% wool, 10% alpaca
Size: 19 1/4″ W x 79″ L plus 4″ twisted fringe