This exquisitely woven alpaca, wool shawl features multicolored stripes framing two bands of traditional Peruvian motifs. The natural rainbow of rich colors all come from natural dyes. Sophisticated and elegant, the shawl drapes nicely and is finished with a twisted fringe.
Backstrap woven by artisan Susana Huaman Huanca 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.