Product Description & Reviews
NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.About this item: Felipe Berckholtz selects the warm, soft textures of alpaca in a warm light brown hue for this ruana. The ruana is woven with the wool from the season's first shear, termed baby alpaca and much sought after for its soft, lightweight warmth. The ancient Inca discovered the attributes of this fiber, reserving it for the exclusive use of the aristocracy. 73.0" L x 52.0" WDry clean onlyTextile softness: Ultrasoft -- the highest level of softnessAbout our Artist: Ever since I can remember, I've always been interested in all things textile: the colors, forms and textures. I was born in Lima but since my parents were from Arequipa we went there very often. Dad's interests had more to do with music, and I would accompany mom when she'd go shopping for alpaca apparel in Arequipa. How I loved everything they had! I loved touching them and I would try on everything I could. That's how my passion for natural Andean fibers came to be. I formally stepped into the magical world of natural fibers in 1998, first with cotton knits and then alpaca. And just like with every new beginning, mine was very tough. I worked 24/7 for about three years - sometimes I would hardly have time to go home, take a quick shower, and return. It's always like that when you start something new, but then everything gradually took on its own path and I was able to relax a little. I never take my vocation for granted, I love it. My hobby and spiritual therapy is surfing - running with the waves and being in contact with nature and the sea makes me forget about my problems and clear my mind. Then I can create new things and have...
Features & Highlights
- Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Felipe Berckholtz to craft this item.
- Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
- Product info: 100% alpaca
|Item Weight:||1.29 pounds|
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