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Alpaca blend shoulder bag, 'Blushing Pink'

Item # 48959
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Yurivilca Family designs a shoulder bag of intense elegance featuring three blushing flowers crocheted by hand. Woven on a traditional loom with a rich alpaca blend, the deep pink bag is fully lined with cotton and has two practical pockets. Made in Peru.
  • Features a magnetic button closure
  • Bag:
       15.4" H x 21.3" W x 0.6" D
    Straps:
       28.0" L x 1.4" W
    Drop length:
       13.8" from strap to handbag
  • Weight: 0.8 lb
  • 50% alpaca, 50% acrylic. Cotton lining
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 2 to 4 weeks 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: Yurivilca Family

Artisan Yurivilca Family

In his hometown, the name "Yurivilca" shines brightly, yet it is the name of Don César Yurivilca that truly resonates. Don César is a pioneer in the field, choosing to take a different path and inventing the tapiz relleno. Local weavers now follow his technique to achieve a visual impact similar to that which a painter creates on canvas.

"The influence comes from my family and from my hometown. All I've learned has come from practice, I've never received any kind of schooling in weaving. I am always seeking to develop new forms and styles.

"This field gives me great spiritual satisfaction, especially when I teach the new generation. I hope that I can leave behind a tradition where people from my hometown can always depend on weaving to make a living. In fact, we've formed a type of community with my children teaching young children what I've taught them.

"All of my weaves contain traditional aspects of my town and Peruvian culture in general. I use sheep's wool and cotton, natural as well as industrial dyes. My primary tool is the loom, and the process consists of applying the relleno technique, to ensure a compact and precise product.

"During my career I have received many awards and prizes, including the designation of Grand Master, but nothing satisfies me more than the love I receive from my fellow countrymen."

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