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Baby Alpaca Shawl - Chestnut Windowpanes
The rich warmth of chestnut brown brings its fascination to this beautiful shawl by Wilmer Vilchez. Woven by hand, its large windowpane motifs add visual interest with rows that mingle black and white. Baby alpaca refers to the fine fleece from the season's first shearing.
- 100% alpaca
- 0.20 lbs
- 75 inches L x 27 inches W
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.""