An artistic take to the traditional ribbed beanie, this knit cap is handmade using 100% alpaca wool making it lightweight, breathable and hypoallergenic. Embellished with mini pom-pom details for an added dimension of texture and style.
- Non-toxic dyed 100% Peruvian alpaca yarn
- Hand wash in cold water
- One size, designed for all
The Patacancha Valley is home to many indigenous villages that were settled centuries ago by Quechua people fleeing the conquest and the changes it brought. These villages are located at high altitude, in the stunning and dramatic Andean landscape. For centuries, the Quechua communities lived at a distance from mainstream culture and economy in Peru.
While weaving is indigenous to the Andes, the craft of knitting was introduced by European colonizers and is now a widespread practice among women in the rural Andes. Both indigenous and mestizo communities knit, and knitted garments like chullos, or warm men’s hats, are a significant part of traditional attire.
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