Handwoven Alpaca Shawl - Grey
This really is a wrap for all seasons! Whether you are looking for a lightweight cover-up for cool summer evenings, or a snug layer against the winter chills, these 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 woven in a design chosen by the 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 families in this harsh, remote mountainous region.
100% alpaca wool
Dry Clean Only
Dimensions: 63 x 186cm, plus fringe
Please note, this item is individually handwoven, precise dimensions may vary slightly.