Organic Alpaca scarf

1 495 kr

This scarf is handmade by Hilaria who is quechua indigenous and lives in a community outside of Cusco. It is made of organic alpaca wool that is a soft, durable and luxurious natural fiber that´s warmer than sheepwool and free from lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic. The alpacas live good lifes kept in herds that graze freely on the Andes mountains and are sheared once a year. The selected wool is spun by hand into fine yarn with a simple spindle before using handpicked organic plants, minerals or cochineal to natural dye the yarn before the complex weawing process begins. The weaving techniques being used are hundreds of years old and is passed on from generation to generation. Every figurine in each pattern has a meaning and use as a symbolic language and the ones Hilaria use are special to her village. Made of organic alpaca wool, measures 145 x 40 cm