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100% Alpaca Earth-Tone Striped Chalina Shawl from Peru, 'Peruvian Chalina'

Product ID: U74014


100% Alpaca Earth-Tone Striped Chalina Shawl from Peru, 'Peruvian Chalina'

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 6 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 6 to 8 weeks. Learn More


Chalina is the Latin American word for the long rectangular shawls that are traditional in various countries. They are useful as a second layer of warmth over a sweater or coat, as well as a little blanket while you nap in the car. This version is 100% alpaca in various earth-toned stripes, made by Peruvian designer Stefano Basso.

Made in Peru

  • 100% alpaca
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Hand wash separately with mild detergent
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 90 grams
  • 0.2 lbs
  • 180 cm L x 70 cm W
  • 71" L x 27.5" W
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Stefano Basso

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Stefano Basso from Andes.


Meet the Artist

Stefano Basso

Stefano Basso

"I most enjoy the challenge of creating a fine and delicate hand-woven textile with excellent Peruvian materials and skilled artisan hands."

"I was born in Valdagno Vicenza, Italy in 1956. I've always been tempted by the world of fashion. I'm passionate about... art and design, and I wanted to be a part of the process of turning threads and fibers into apparel. In the beginning, it was very difficult and I took some jobs I didn't enjoy. But each one brought me a bit closer to the work I do today.

"I first visited Lima in 2008 after being invited by a group of miners from Cajamarca. At the time, I was the director of the school of arts and crafts in Vicenza and wanted to pursue a project to develop crafts in Latin America.

"In 2009, I returned when I was invited to exhibit 'The Jeweler's Creativity' in the Peruvian Jewelers' Congress. I had fallen in love with the country and realized the latent potential in Peru's developing crafts and the talented artisans who create them.

"While I was the director of an arts and crafts school in Italy, I worked with many European Union projects in Latin America. We sent teachers to a number of different countries. This resulted in a brainstorm of creative ideas, and was just what I needed to give me the confidence to carry out my personal projects. It was — without a doubt — a big push. I had to travel constantly.

"Our materials are quite difficult to work with. We use royal baby alpaca, which is the finest alpaca fleece available, as it is less than 19 microns in diameter. We also use vicuña, considered by many to be the finest natural fiber in the world, as well as Peruvian pima cotton with its fine, long fibers. All present a challenge when woven by hand on a traditional floor loom.

"What I most enjoy the most about my work is the challenge of creating a fine and delicate handwoven textile with excellent Peruvian materials and skilled artisan hands. This is how we achieve such high quality results that are almost impossible to copy.

"I'm convinced that we'll be able to create woven apparel and textiles that will be recognized around the world. I love to create and challenge my capabilities. I also study the ancient weaving techniques that seem to disappear when new technology emerges.

"My inspiration comes from the places I've visited and what I've read about the arts while traveling along this long path of creativity, visiting museums and craft shows, and observing nature. I'm very grateful for the opportunity you have given me to present my apparel. I consider my creations to be of excellent quality and now, I can present the best of my work and Peru's culture."

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BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.


Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.


Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.


Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.


Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.


Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.


Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.


Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.


Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

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inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!


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