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Black Hand-Crocheted 100% Pima Cotton Top from Peru, 'Midnight Blossoms'

Product ID: U35226


Black Hand-Crocheted 100% Pima Cotton Top from Peru, 'Midnight Blossoms'

5.0 (artist rating)

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

Available in 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More


Andean artisan Maria Esperanza Jauregui creates a black short-sleeved top that is pure delight. Made from soft pima cotton, the top's design has a crisscross floral pattern above the high waist and vertical rows of small fans below. With a boat neckline and pretty scalloped edges along the bottom hem and sleeves, the hand-crocheted top can be worn over a black camisole for a pulled-together look or over a tank top in a vibrant contrasting color when you're going for a bolder style.

Made in Peru

  • 100% pima cotton
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Hand wash cold separately with mild detergent
  • Dry flat in the shade
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.39 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • S/M: 63.5 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 86.4 cm Bust/chest x 35.6 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • S/M: 25" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 34" Bust/chest x 14" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
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Maria Esperanza Jauregui

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Maria Esperanza Jauregui from Andes.


Meet the Artist

Maria Esperanza Jauregui

Maria Esperanza Jauregui

5.0 (artist rating)

"I enjoy demonstrating the ability that we women have in our own hands, and that we can get ahead through our own work."

"I was born in the Department of Amazonas on June 24, 1951. My mother was a homemaker and my father was a junior high... school teacher. Thanks to him, we learned the value of studying and respect above all things. He also taught us to love ourselves and not let anyone put us down.

"I learned the textile arts little by little, watching my aunts, friends and knitters from the time I was very young. Every day I liked this work more and more, so I practiced and practiced until I could knit and crochet myself. "I began by knitting little sweaters and blankets for my dolls and today, I continue knitting and crocheting. At first, I took classes and eventually taught these same skills to my students in workshops organized by the city.

'When I was a little girl, my mother sometimes had to go out of town and she would leave me with my brothers. I'd slip off to the store and buy wool on credit to knit. So that my brothers wouldn't see what I was doing, I'd hide upstairs to work. The funny thing is that when my mother would come back, the shopkeeper would call her to pay for what I took, but she thought I had bought candy. Imagine her surprise when she found out I was buying fabrics and yarn. From then on, my mother bought me the materials. This made me very happy, and made me feel very sure of myself.

"My hobbies are knitting, crochet, hairpin lace, embroidery and weaving. This is what I enjoy doing the most. Little by little, it became my work as well as my favorite hobby.

"I treasure my art and have practiced it most of my life. So far, I'm not tired of it and I continue to participate in workshops to improve my techniques. I pass them on to other girls who also enjoy this sort of work.

"I love it! I could spend for hours and hours knitting and crocheting with no problem. But what makes me really happy is looking at a finished piece, admiring it and making sure it's an attractive design of good quality. I enjoy demonstrating the ability that we women have in our own hands, and that we can get ahead through our own work. It's fascinating to explore new techniques, finishings, flosses and textures that can feel good when worn. I'm proud to tell you that my work took third place in knitting in a contest held in Lima.

"When I was studying to be a teacher, I fell in love and ended up pregnant. My father could not accept this and, to support myself, I turned to my knitting. I was able to sell my designs and pay for school and my living expenses. It took a lot of effort, but I was able to finish my degree.

"When you choose my designs, you'll receive something crafted by hand and I'm sure you'll love to show them off. Thank you, Novica, for giving artisans of my country an opportunity, as it is greatly needed."

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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
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.

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

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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