Peruvian 100% Alpaca Throw in Cream and Black
$203.99 inc. GST
This beautiful throw blanket is woven on a hand loom from 100% Alpaca wool by the skilled artisans of Allpa in Peru. In classic black and cream this throw will stand the test of time.
Ninety percent of the poorest indigenous people of Peru – more than 200, 000 families (1 million people) are associated with alpacas and their products. 54 percent in the Andean Altiplano live in extreme poverty. The lpaqueros are experts in animals husbandry, skilled spinners, weavers and knitters but are systematically unemployed or survive by being exposed to irregular, unfair, informal and underpaid activities. However, purchasing fair trade alpaca products helps organisations such as Allpa to improve the living standards of these marginalised producers.
Dimensions: 150 x 128cm
Made from: 100% Alpaca, Count 2/16
Please note: Hand wash separately in mild detergent and reshape while damp. Dry flat.
This alpaca throw is made by Allpa. Allpa takes its name from the Quechua Indian word for ‘earth’, and reaches approximately 2,000 families from 100 artisan groups and family workshops in areas ranging from Cusco and Lake Titicaca in the Andes, to the desert town of Chulucanos and the Amazon rainforest area of Pucalpa. For most of these people handcraft production is their only source of income. Read more here.