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Peruvian Alpaca Scarf/Traditional Altar Cloth

Master Weaver Hand-woven Traditional Peruvian Textile with 100% Alpaca Wool & Natural Plant Dye.

This ceremonial textile is handmade with 100% alpaca wool, one of the finest and most durable wool in the world. It is incredibly soft and warm, and elegant. Perfect for spiritual ceremonies, especially with the patterns carefully designed onto the poncho, weaving different sacred symbols of protection, earth connection, peace, & harmony. The spirit of Pachamama (Mother Earth) is literally weaved onto this masterpiece.

This piece was made using threads that were naturally dyed with specific plants by Hilaria and her family in their native community in the Andes. Although alpaca wool is one of the most sought after in the world, we are able to offer a very reasonable price because we work directly with these talented artisans.

About alpaca wool: it is a soft, durable, luxurious, and silky natural fibre. Alpaca wool is not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. It comes directly from the alpaca animals cared for by Hilaria and her family.

It is difficult to fully appreciate the extent of the process it takes to make such an item - this one took about 2 weeks to make, from the alpaca shearing, to straightening it out, dying it naturally with plants from the region, setting up the traditional back-strap loom, praying for the design, and finally, weaving this marvellous work of art.

Measurements: 200 cm x 25 cm

Woven in The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru by Hilaria and her family.

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