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Hand Crocheted Alpaca Poncho In Black Over Grey From Peru, 'Midnight Shadows'

Product ID: U44261


Hand Crocheted Alpaca Poncho In Black Over Grey From Peru, 'Midnight Shadows'

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Light grey underscores the black paths that shape this original poncho, designed by Evelyn Monteza. Featuring three straps across the low v-neck, the poncho is crocheted by hand with baby alpaca. This soft fleece comes from the season's first shear.

Made in Peru

  • 100% alpaca
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • 0.65 kgs
  • 1.4 lbs
  • 48 cm L x 75 cm W
  • 19" L x 29.5" W
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Evelyn Monteza

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Evelyn Monteza from Gift Collection.


Meet the Artist

Evelyn Monteza

Evelyn Monteza

"Studying fashion design also helped me find myself and manage by creative impulses better. What helps me the most is listening to those who work with me, the artisans and technicians."

"I have always been interested in the ecology, all things natural and handcrafted. My hobby has always been breeding... animals and for a while I worked in the family business which had to do with the import and export of live fish.

"Guided by a desire to start something of own, I started working with artisans, creating my own designs. I wasn't thinking of starting my own venture in handcrafts however I soon realized the art world was offering me a wealth of possibilities that would, in turn, benefit the lives of artisans. All they needed was guidance with designs and have their works valued more.

"In 2007 I used all of my savings to set up a small shop, but I didn't know much about quality standards or about putting collections together guided by the current fashion trends. I realized I was lacking in experience and knowledge for such a venture and though we sold well the first year, the next one we had to shut down.

"I realized I needed to prepare better, so I decided to study fashion design. I worked hard to pay my tuition fees. I continued working with the artisans I already knew and sold our designs to other stores. But it wasn't easy: back then the world of alpaca apparel was exclusively about classic and conservative designs, and many stores turned me down.

"My studies helped me refine my style, clarify my ideas and create a collection based on sound criteria. I learned to be on top of the trends and increase my knowledge of them and find suppliers. I met a group of artisans who lived quite some distance away and for two years I drove the every other day, guiding them through the topic of design. But this sacrifice has paid off. I work exclusively with these artisans, who have improved their quality and are not afraid to try anything new.

"Studying fashion design also helped me find myself and manage by creative impulses better. What helps me the most is listening to those who work with me, the artisans and technicians.

"Something that baffled me was that while I was pregnant, I wasn't creative at all. Inspiration had left me and I even thought I had lost my artistic abilities. The doctor said it could be due to all the hormonal changes I was going through and sure enough, a few months after I gave birth, the ideas and inspiration returned – I was so happy!

"It happened while I was in the kitchen, cooking. I was thinking about a new collection and all of a sudden I was flooded with new ideas. It was such a great moment, that I called my husband and told him, 'I'm back designing again!' It wasn't such a great thing for others – only for me. It had been my greatest concern.

"The prime materials for our collections are mainly baby alpaca (season's first shear), alpaca, wool, and other fibers of the highest quality that our artisans can easily work with. For the future we envision increasing our workshop so we may be in a position to offer more work to artisans and so impact their lives in a positive way. We want to preserve our style, starting projects that become a dream, and then working to see them become a reality so customers are satisfied and look forward to receiving our products."


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We want you to be 100% satified with your order, so if you are not completely happy with your item, you can return it within 60 days of receiving it.

Return instructions

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This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Artists love to get backorders. Placing a backorder ensures that the artisan will do their best to create and deliver your item to our local office for shipment.

Although we cannot guarantee availability, we do expect to be able to fill the order within the timeframe indicated. But sometimes life happens - special materials may not be immediately available to the artist, or there might be some other circumstance beyond our control that could delay the shipment.

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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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