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Raquel and Gregor

Raquel and Gregor

5.0 (artist rating)

"We would like to thank you for supporting our art, which in turn will benefit many Peruvian families."

"My name is Raquel Iriarte de Brenner and I was born in the province of Piura. I describe my work as an art form, and... I've been dedicated to it along with my husband, Gregor. Our garments carry the name 'Sillpa,' which is an ancient Aymara word that implies 'softness,' 'comfort,' and 'pleasure.'

"What draws me to weaving is the opportunity to work with natural fibers by rescuing ancient Inca weaving techniques. The greatest challenge I have faced is to educate my children in the right path so they may have a professional career. As far as work is concerned, the greatest challenge has been to present our work to people from around the world."

"My name is Gregor Brenner Knoch. I come from an artistic background, therefore the world to me seems more about creativity than technology. Each person is an artist at heart, I think we only need to let our 'artist' out.

"What motivates me to do this kind of work is to see natural fibers transformed into garments. We use as reference natural colors, including those you see in the Andean landscape, the jungle, and the coast.

"We use natural materials including alpaca wool, fine cotton, and silk. We help an Andean community by employing weavers on traditional looms who then help us finish each piece by hand. Sillpa is dedicated to preserving Peru's millenary weaving traditions.

"We would like to give our thanks to everyone. We would like to thank you for supporting our art, which in turn, will benefit many Peruvian families."
130 items

Alpaca blend shawl, 'Night in Lima' - Handwoven Dark Gray Alpaca Blend Shawl

Night in Lima

Handwoven Dark Gray Alpaca Blend Shawl

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$87.99 $70.39

Alpaca and silk blend shawl, 'Olive Fields' - Alpaca and silk shawl

Olive Fields

Alpaca and silk shawl

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$74.99 $59.99

100% alpaca scarf, 'Night Wolf' - Unisex 100% Alpaca Scarf

Night Wolf

Unisex 100% Alpaca Scarf

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$34.99

Alpaca blend shawl, 'Herringbone Brown' - Handwoven Alpaca Blend Shawl

Herringbone Brown

Handwoven Alpaca Blend Shawl

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$74.99 $59.99

100% alpaca shawl, 'Subtle Mood' - Fringed 100% Alpaca Shawl

Subtle Mood

Fringed 100% Alpaca Shawl

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$59.99

Alpaca blend infinity scarf, 'Natural Infinity' - Alpaca Infinity Scarf

Heaven's Kiss

Alpaca Infinity Scarf

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$79.99

Baby alpaca blend shawl, 'Crimson Road' - Crimson Grey and Black Scarf

Crimson Road

Crimson Grey and Black Scarf

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$69.99

Modal shawl, 'Jungle Warmth' - Printed Modal Shawl from Peru

Jungle Warmth

Printed Modal Shawl from Peru

5.0
(Raquel and Gregor)
$79.99

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