Handmade Beige 100% Alpaca Hat with Pompom from Peru, "Andean Roots"
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The Incas kept large herds of alpacas in pre-Hispanic times but were forced to flee to higher altitudes along with their animals when the Spanish Conquistadores arrived. Only the fittest alpacas survived the cold climate, and today the fleece sheared from their descendants, who graze at altitudes of 12,500 feet, is warmer than wool and an excellent thermal insulator. Alpaca in an alabaster tone is what Maria Esperanza Jauregui uses to crochet this sumptuously cozy hat. Extra length means added coverage, and the neutral tone allows the soft cap to be worn with everything. A playful pom-pom tops the heavenly accessory.
- 0.26 kgs
- 0.6 lbs
- 42 cm Interior Circumference x 21 cm W x 40 cm H
- 16.5" Inner Circ. x 8.25" W x 15.75" H
- 100% alpaca
- Dry cleaning recommended
- Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
- Free Gift Wrap? Yes
- Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
- Made in Peru.
- Certified and shipped by our office in Andes
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Maria Esperanza Jauregui has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1950 and the most recent for $900.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
"This will keep a coed snuggy"
I am more than delighted. This hat is sooo soft, I don't want to put it down. It is a gift for my granddaughter who will soon be facing brutal Midwest winter. I can' wait to give it to her. I made a marvelous choice when I ordered it. Thank you, Maria.
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