Handwoven Alpaca Shawl - Black
This really is a wrap for all seasons! Whether you are looking for a soft, lightweight cover-up for cool summer evenings, or a snug extra layer against the winter chills, these beautifully handwoven alpaca shawls will add a touch of timeless sophistication to any outfit.
Crafted entirely by hand by indigenous Aymara women from Northern Chile, every shawl is a unique, one off item. Alpaca fibre for each shawl is spun and dyed individually, and then handwoven in a design chosen by each weaver. Although contemporary in style, these shawls form part of a long tradition of textile weaving in Andean communities, where alpaca fibre is highly prized for its luxurious softness, durability and superior insulating qualities.
Today, this skilled work provides a vital source of income for rural Aymara families in this harsh, remote mountainous region.
100% alpaca wool
Dry Clean Only
Dimensions: 61 x 198cm, plus fringe
Please note, this item is individually handwoven, precise dimensions may vary slightly.