Hand knit using the softest natural alpaca fibers, our Wayra shawl is classic in construction and completely reversible. Long tassels hang on each end to add a touch of playful elegance to this cozy staple.
- 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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Awamaki builds amazing travel experiences for independent and group travelers. Come experience traditional Andean life, connect with Quechua artisans, and participate in an immersive experience organized by the communities themselves.