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Artisan Crafted 100% Alpaca Colorful Gloves from Peru, 'Peruvian Patchwork in Blue'

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Artisan Crafted 100% Alpaca Colorful Gloves from Peru, 'Peruvian Patchwork in Blue'

4.8 (artist rating)

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Patchwork patterns of traditional Andean motifs cover these 100% alpaca gloves by Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana. One size fits most.

Made in Peru

  • 100% alpaca
  • Dry clean only
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
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  • 50 grams
  • 0.1 lbs
  • Each: 25.5 cm L x 9 cm W
  • Each: 10" L x 3.5" W
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Nestor Yana

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Artfully crafted by Nestor Yana from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Nestor Yana

Nestor Yana

4.8 (artist rating)

"On behalf of many Andean families including mine, I would like to send greetings filled with the same warmth of our alpaca wool, as well as our eternal gratitude!"

"Greetings from the highest regions of the Peruvian Andes, where the air is fresh and pure, where the spring water helps... preserve nature and keep alive our precious fauna such as the alpaca, which has been part of Quechua and Aymara families throughout our history. This is a history that is preserved through artisan hands such as my family's, and by you, too, who help us show our history to the world. And by you, our clients and friends because, together, we will continue to write this history. You can be sure that each piece of alpaca apparel is made with the loving care of many Peruvians, from shepherds to weavers.

"On behalf of many Andean families including mine, I would like to send greetings filled with the same warmth of our alpaca wool, as well as our eternal gratitude! Many thanks, and best wishes for joy and prosperity!"

Nestor Yana was born on August 29, 1964. He hails from the Puno region, situated in the Peruvian highlands, which are renowned for quality alpaca and sheep wool. He has been dedicated to the textile arts for more than 25 years – it has been a family trade for generations.

Yana and his siblings learned the different weaving and knitting techniques from their parents. When he first began to weave, he worked on rustic looms, which he and other family members built themselves. Together they sold their wares at local markets until eventually they were able to acquire modern knitting machines, which in turn allowed them to develop newer designs.

Yana designs and creates a variety of apparel styles, including cloaks, sweaters and ponchos. Each one showcases the unique attributes of alpaca wool. Alpacas are members of the camelid family. They are about the size of a pony and live up to 20 years. They make good and loyal pets. In fact, many owners say they are just like man's best friend. They are gentle and enjoy hugging. Alpacas are sometimes used as therapy animals in schools and hospitals. They do not bite but will occasionally spit when annoyed, though rarely at people. Pregnant alpacas are easily annoyed with the male, and will spit at him to go away.

Because of their value, alpacas are carefully protected and they are shorn only once a year – each alpaca can produce enough fleece for up to eight sweaters.

The Incas gave the alpaca an important place in society and religion, and alpaca fiber was so highly treasured it was reserved for Inca royalty.

Although alpaca wool is produced in less quantity per year than cashmere, it is considered a luxury fiber because it is as soft as cashmere and has the luster of silk. It is as durable as wool, and the fleece is extraordinarily light and warm – in fact, it is reported that alpaca wool is five times warmer than sheep's wool! That's because the fiber is semi-hollow and curly, thus creating microscopic air pockets that are ideal for insulation. Any garment made with alpaca fibers is certain to preserve its appearance over time.

The fashion industry considers alpaca wool to be one of the most exclusive of fibers. It is so versatile it is used in the creation of tweeds and fine gabardines. Alpaca fiber is naturally water-resistant and wrinkles less than wool, which makes it ideal for travel. Compared to wool, alpaca fibers are stronger, resilient and of good elasticity.

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WOMEN S M L XL XXL
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
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
MEN S M L XL XXL
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
FINDING YOUR SIZE

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.

BUST / CHEST

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

WAIST

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

LOW WAIST

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

HIPS

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

NECK

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

SLEEVE

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

INSEAM

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.

WOMEN S M L XL  
4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
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

MEN S M L XL XXL
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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