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Knitted Alpaca Poncho with Belt in Blue and Brown, 'Andean Geometry'

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Knitted Alpaca Poncho with Belt in Blue and Brown, 'Andean Geometry'

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A blue and brown labyrinth traces the geometric patterns on this alpaca poncho. Peru's Carla Cosar transforms a traditional Andean garment into a modern-day accessory with this poncho, designed to accentuate the figure with a belt that ties at the back, a v-neck and a high/low hemline. The poncho is knit of baby alpaca, the first fleece of the shearing season, noted for its softness and warmth.

Made in Peru

  • 100% alpaca
  • Lay flat to dry
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • 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? Yes
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  • 0.69 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • M: 76.2 cm L x 93.98 cm W
  • M: 30" L x 37" W
  • L: 78.74 cm L x 99.06 cm W
  • L: 31" L x 39" W
  • XL: 81.28 cm L x 101.6 cm W
  • XL: 32" L x 40" W
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Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Carla Cosar from Andes.

 

Meet the Artist

Carla Cosar

"What I find to be the most challenging is being able to fuse our ancestral and modern techniques, but when we achieve it we create classic and contemporary styles that are truly amazing."

"I was born in the city of Lima – this is where I studied and have lead a relatively tranquil life. I am a proactive... person, determined and responsible – traits that have helped me deal with the challenges that life often faces us with. I always try to learn from those negative experiences, and promise myself never to make the same mistakes.

"It's important to me to have fun at work, so when I go to the workshop we organize informal meetings where we can just chat and organize such games as charades, etc. Without a doubt, this is one of the activities we enjoy the most.

"I began taking interest in this art when I was in college, and it grew further when I had the opportunity to go abroad. I realized that alpaca, the gods' fiber as it is often referred to, was highly prized in countries of the northern hemisphere, where winter can be brutal. I realized there was a great need to share this fiber with the rest of the world, especially worked with ancestral Andean techniques from such Peruvian regions as Huancavelica, Huancayo, and Ayacucho.

"Designing alpaca apparel is a talent I've acquired through great perseverance, effort and dedication. I trained in a small workshop specializing in producing alpaca apparel for the US. I am forever grateful to the owners for offering me the opportunity to learn, and for their patience and advice regarding the care of the items.

"Now I have my own workshop after so much work, and there are people who collaborate with me who I trust completely. What I enjoy the most is creating my own designs and being able to exchange ideas regarding other areas of the process, so that the final product is 100% to the customers' satisfaction.

"What I find to be the most challenging is being able to fuse our ancestral and modern techniques, but when we achieve it we create classic and contemporary styles that are truly amazing.

"I identify with pre-Inca cultures, most significantly the Paracas culture. I'm drawn to the geometric patterns developed by our ancestors.

"Our specialty is alpaca as well as blending it with sheep wool depending on the drape or thickness we'd like to achieve.

"My dream for the future is to continue achieving the goals we have set for the optimization of every aspect of the workshop so we can soon work on including accessories to our product line."

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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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