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Baby Alpaca Scarf - Aqua Lines
Working on a traditional loom, artisans weave this beautiful and toasty scarf. Wilmer Vilchez in Peru designs the scarf, which is crafted from soft baby alpaca wool in cool blue shades. Baby alpaca is the finest fleece from the first shearing of the season.
- 100% alpaca
- 0.12 lbs
- 70 inches L x 13.8 inches W
- Fringe: 2.8 inches L
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Wilmer Vilchez
"I was born in San Pedro de Cajas, moved to Huancayo when I was 14 years, and entered the wonderful world of textiles just by watching my parents. I was fascinated! I learned from them gradually, and they taught me all the serets of working with alpaca fleece. As time went by, I began to work with them and, eventually, they put me in charge of the family workshop.
"I describe my art like I do my feelings‚ that is, I weave how I feel when I'm designing, and I use colors and different types of weaves to convey how I feel, the happiness in my heart. My motivation comes from my deep love for this art, to what I do. You can see it through the dedication and effort I put into every piece.
"The greatest challenge I've had to face is actually ongoing‚ I'm determined to always aim for the best, whether as a person, a worker or a team leader.
"To all of you, all I can say is thank you, and God bless you.""