Peruvian merino wool and alpaca runner/shawl from Chinchero
Quechua- speaking women and their families in Chinchero promote the preservation of ancient Peruvian textiles through the active practice of traditional weaving. Located 30 km north of the city of Cusco on a high undulating plain, Chinchero has stunning views of the Urubamba mountain range. Here, rainbows frequently arch over potato fields after thunderstorms, the life-sustaining rain farmers need for their crops. The colors of the rainbow are not only stamped in the sky in this Andean people, but they are also woven into Chinchero's own fabrics.
- Size: 102"x18.5"
- Fabric: 90% merino wool and 10% alpaca
- Natural dyes
- Made with a backstrap loom
- Can be used as a runner or shawl
- Care: hand wash in cold water