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Andean Baby Alpaca Blend Raspberry Sheer Knitted Shawl, "Gossamer Raspberry Stars"

Product ID: 250986

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Raquel and Gregor design a lightweight shawl in rich raspberry with hand-crocheted trim. Knit with baby alpaca, the fine wool from the alpaca's first shear, the colorful wrap features sheer, lacy textures and discreet star motifs.

  • 0.11 kgs
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 210 cm L x 75 cm W
  • 83" L x 29.5" W

  • 90% alpaca, 10% nylon
  • Dry in the shade
  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
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You can find alpaca blend shawl 'Gossamer Raspberry Stars' by Raquel and Gregor in accessories categories such as Alpaca Wool Blend Shawls, Alpaca Shawls, Alpaca Wool Shawls and Nylon Shawls. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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Raquel and Gregor are dedicated to preserving the traditions woven into Peruvian culture from pre-Incan times. Like many before them, they learned their textile craft from elders in the community and they pass their knowledge to the younger artisans who work with them. Each piece produced in their workshop is woven on a wooden floor loom and finished by hand. Created from natural fibers — alpaca, cotton and silk — their work echoes the natural colors of the Peruvian landscape, reverberating with the rich hues of the mountains, the jungle and the coast.

Raquel and Gregor are deeply committed to building a sustainable workshop that offers a flexible supportive environment for the people who collaborate with them, most of whom are women. They have a special room at the workshop for the women to breastfeed or otherwise care for their children. Many of these women work solely for the purpose of being able to educate their children. Raquel and Gregor also have a deep respect for the environment and have installed solar panels in their workshop, a rarity in Peru.

Among the quality control assistants at Raquel and Gregor's workshop is one who is profoundly deaf. The rest of the team takes great pride in the way they have learned to communicate with her. They treasure what she has taught them about communicating with her and with each other.

Raquel and Gregor has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1400 and the most recent for $2850. Proceeds were used to buy more silk, cotton and alpaca wool for her shawls and accessories.

Raquel and Gregor are able to provide work for a number of people, 90 percent of them women.

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"Absolutely gorgeous"

The shawl is as you see in the image. The colour is rich and sumptuous. It is unbelievably soft and I?m sure it will last for years as the fibres are strong and well knitted. I wore it on a freezing cold day as a scarf and it was very warm and cosy. It is beautifully light weight so feels snug and comfortable around my neck. Would be exceptional for travelling as it takes up very little space.

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25 Testimonials for Raquel and Gregor

Elizabeth

Ohio/USA

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I purchases one for myself and all my sisters loved it, so I had to get the all the other colors for them! I love the knit and the wool! So beautiful!!! Thank you for knitting these beautiful ponchos. I love the extra warm loose neck color, as well!

kgzach

Omaha, Nebraska

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My wife loves the warmth and the beauty of the scarf!

Jan

Rowlett, Texas, USA

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The craftsmanship was great and my daughter loved the soft alpaca wool. Thank you for making her Christmas special.
 
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