P'aqu Natural Alpaca Scarf Grey Stripe

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Handwoven alpaca scarf in natural fleece colour

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Handwoven alpaca scarf in natural fleece coloured stripes 

Product code: COR106

This beautifully-soft alpaca scarf has been crafted entirely by hand by Aymara artisans from Northern Chile. Fleece for each scarf is spun and then woven in a design chosen by each weaver. Although contemporary in style, these scarves form part of a long tradition of textile weaving in Andean communities, where alpaca fleece is highly prized for its luxurious softness, durability and superior insulating qualities.

The weavers are supported by a Chilean charity which assists families in setting up small weaving workshops in their home community so that they do not need to migrate to the cities in search of work. 

The two-tone stripe pattern of this scarf extends for half the length of the scarf, leaving the other half plain (cream) with a grey stripe at the end.  

P'aqu comes from the Aymara word meaning “reddish yellow”, and is believed to be the origin of the word 'alpaca', referring to the commonly occurring natural fleece colour. Alpaca fleece comes in 22 natural shades from white through fawns, browns, and greys to almost jet black.

Care Instructions:

100% alpaca wool
Dry Clean Only

Dimensions (cm): 24 x 184 plus fringe. Please note, this item is individually handwoven, precise dimensions may vary slightly. 

Here at añañuca we are committed to supporting rural livelihoods. Weaving is a traditional skill in rural communities in Northern Chile, handed down through the generations from Aymara ancestors. Today, this skilled work provides a vital source of income for families in this harsh, remote mountainous region.

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