ALPACA BLEND THROW BLANKET
Isidoro C'cahuantico honors Peru's past with this warm alpaca wool throw. He replicates the glyphs of the legendary Paracas culture in reversible gray and white shades. Flourishing in Peru's south coast, Paracas artists excelled at a variety of art forms.
- 1.2 lbs
- 49" W x 57" H
- 55% alpaca, 45% acrylic
- Dry clean only
- Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
- Made in Peru.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
"I became enamored with the textile arts at first sight... My curiosity led me into the world of textiles, looms and weaves."
"I was completely fascinated with the work they were doing!" Isidoro recalls. "I became enamored with the textile arts at first sight.
"At night, when everyone had gone home and I was left alone to sweep and clean, I began to look at the looms and machines and to experiment with them, just out of curiosity. Some days later, one of the weavers complained to the supervisor that his machine was never the way he'd left it the night before. The owner asked who kept adjusting the loom, and was surprised beyond belief to learn that the culprit was me!
"She asked me why I was using the loom, and I replied that I wanted to learn to weave. She said that if I really wanted to learn, I should learn to assemble one of the spare looms in the warehouse.
"That was one of the most important and memorable moments in my life! My curiosity led me into the world of textiles, looms, knits and weaves.
"That was the beginning of a vocation, a great gift that I have now also passed along to my children. My two older children work with me, weaving and knitting fine alpaca textiles, and my daughter does the best crochet work I have ever seen. I hope all of my four children eventually develop my same love and passion for weaving! "