Andean Multicolor Alpaca Wool Poncho, 'Life Celebration'
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68.58 cm L x 127 cm W
27" L x 50" W
- 100% alpaca
- Lay flat to dry
- One size fits most
- Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
- Hand wash separately in cold water
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"For me, designing is a fusion of ideas."
"I was born February 13, 1984 in the sierra of Huánuco, where I grew up with my six brothers and sisters. From an early age, our parents taught us to be proud of our origins, to live simply and realize the value of work as a way to get ahead in life. My father was orphaned as a boy and he has worked hard ever since.
"I remember when I was seven, my family took part in the traditional town fiestas that celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. There are special church services and performances by the masked dancers of La cofradía de los negritos de Huánuco who wear velvet costumes embroidered with strands of silver and gold. Some years later, my parents wanted us to know more about these dancers and took us to their village where we were delighted by the customs.
"The townspeople were quite ingenious in creating their clothing and for the first time in my life, I saw how a fiber becomes yarn that is transformed into a warm sweater. Mothers knit the sweaters themselves for their loved ones, knitting virgin wool in the wonderful combinations of colors and textures they learned from their own moms. I also saw how they wove blankets on a handloom, then used these to wrap their babies and carry them on their backs as the women worked in the fields while taking care of their children.
"When I was a girl, my mother noticed that I liked design, so she took me to different workshops where I could practice drawing and painting. When I finished school, I planned to study graphic design but when I learned we had a fashion institute, I decided to change my major.
"I enrolled and began learning the basics of fashion design while, at the same time, studying international commerce. But I didn't finish, because I had to find work.
"Over the following years, I worked for several textile businesses that created apparel with natural fiber fabrics, and I fell in love with knitted and crocheted designs. You can do so much with the most varied stitches!
"When I discovered my passion for knits, I decided to follow my dream of working on my own. I met my business partner, Juan Carlos, who had a lot of experience in operating a textile workshop. We decided to work together.
"At first, we created styles for babies and children. Then we branched into alpaca wool and cotton clothing for adults.
"For me, designing is a fusion of ideas. It begins with the creative stage that blends fashion trends with my own favorite sources of inspiration, which are Victorian textiles and our Peruvian culture. In my designs, these influences result in colorful apparel in geometric and paisley motifs created with different knitting techniques. The cut enhances the beauty of each design.
"I love designing apparel of alpaca wool and cotton because this really makes a contribution to society. It lets me give jobs to local people, especially women who want to get ahead and move to central Peru seeking a better future.
"Thanks to all of you who appreciate my designs. Each one is the work of a team of more than 20 artisans who collaborate with me. It is their effort and dedication that make it possible for you to enjoy beautiful knitted clothing with unique handcrafted details."
I just received my poncho in the mail and wanted to personally tell you it is BEAUTIFUL :) I was a little apprehensive when I placed this order, having never ordered from this website before. But I am thrilled with your workmanship, the poncho colors are vivid, and it is absolutely lovely !! Thank you SO much- I love it !! Can't wait to wear it !! mah
I received the alpaca poncho, 'Life Celebration' and have so enjoyed wearing this joyful addition to my winter wardrobe! The color blend and quality of this item are nothing short of breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us! Wishing you God's richest blessings!
I just received the ""Sweet Beet"" cotton and silk pullover - the workmanship is beautiful and the sweater feels soft and wonderful on - the fit is perfect except it would be nice if the sleeves were an inch longer. I am 5'8"" tall and have fairly long arms, but usually no problem with garments fitting. The detail on this sweater is lovely. I also ordered another pullover in alpaca, greens and blues snowflake design - beautiful sweater also, but itchy. I am very sad to have to return that one. Ana does beautiful work.
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
My Snowflake Meadows sweater is one of the most beautiful items of clothing I've ever owned. It's so soft and comfortable, and all day long I get compliments whenever I wear it. It does seem to be sized a bit small: I had to go up a size from my usual size in Novica apparel. And it's fairly delicate, so be careful not to catch it on anything—even a ring, while you're putting it on—because it will snag, particularly from the inside, where the stitches are more exposed. Of course it's dry-clean-only, owing to the quality fibers, but with proper care I expect to be able to wear this gorgeous sweater for many more winters.
I just received the Sepia Forest cardigan - it's stunning! Much more delicate than I expected. It fits beautifully, the yarn is very soft, and while the sweater is warm, it weighs almost nothing. The picture online is lovely, but the real thing is even lovelier. Thank you!
I purchased the Ivory Star poncho and it is soft, beautiful, feminine and fabulous. I wish I had many in different colors. Although not show in the photo or mentioned in the description, there is a drawstring across the waist, whereas you can loosen or tighten it for a more dramatic effect and the drawstring extends all the way around, from front to back so that it creates armholes. Just a beautiful piece of clothing. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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FINDING YOUR SIZE
Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.
BUST / CHEST
Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.
Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.
Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.
Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.
Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.
Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.
Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.
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