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100% Alpaca wool poncho, 'Snowcapped Andes'

Item # 44394
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Working in luxurious alpaca wool, Faustino Maldonado creates a handsome hooded cloak. The warm but lightweight garment is based on the traditional poncho. Buttons crafted from dried mate gourds secure each side, and the poncho features two pockets.

Includes a spare button. Made in Peru.

  • Dry clean only
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • 73.0" L x 57.0" W
  • Weight: 4.1 lb
  • 100% alpaca wool
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 14 to 24 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Maldonado Family

Artisan Maldonado Family

Faustino Maldonado's artistry has been featured in Sunset magazine.

Faustino Maldonado was born in Hualhuas. Because his parents and grandparents were artisans, he learned at an eary age to weave on rustic looms, to prepare the warp using the pushca, and spin on the rueca. Since he first started weaving, Maldonado has mastered the art and has immensely improved the quality of his textiles. Maldonado's work is a representation of the art that has been passed down from generation to generation within his family. The family motto has been, "I will never let go of either my grandfather or grandson's hands, for what I have learned from the elders, I will teach to the young." Based on this family philosophy, Maldonado and his relatives have been making large bedspreads in high relief without any stitching. They also proudly craft sheep wool and alpaca tapestries, purses, backpacks, cushions, and vests. The Maldonado family's works have become increasingly popular.

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