Long Ivory Alpaca Wool Shawl Crocheted by Hand, "Highland Princess"
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Bold lace, crocheted by hand, becomes a trendy shawl in pale ivory. Maria Esperanza Jauregui works in luxurious alpaca wool, prized since Inca times for its lightweight warmth.
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.
"my absolute favorite"
I love this one so much. It is crocheted in a pineapple pattern, and so adorable. It is really big and so warm, and soft, like a cloud. Fit for a princess, and so elegant. The softest alpaca wool and loosely crochet so it feels even more languid like soft water in ones hands. This, like all the other alpaca shawls, are heirlooms. I am 55 now, and I know these will last for the next generations as well. Workmanship, workwomanship, great art has no gender. This is wearable art.
- feeling good and cared for
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