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Men's alpaca wool sweater, 'Coal Emperor '

Item # 47541
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This sweater for men by Peru's Patricia Anaya is designed to dress in casual elegance. It is knitted of genuine alpaca wool, once reserved for Inca Emperors. To this day, the Andean custom of wearing alpaca wool is reserved for special occasions and gatherings. Made in Peru.

  • Dry clean or hand wash
  • Textile softness: Soft -- this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Weight: 1.0 lb
  • 100% alpaca wool
  • Offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

Ships directly from our partner office in Peru. Please allow 10 to 24 days for delivery. This item is not available for express shipping and cannot be delivered to PO Boxes or APO/FPO.

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Artisan: Patricia Anaya

Artisan Patricia Anaya

"I was born in Cuzco in 1960, and I grew up in a very interesting home environment because my mother, who was a literature teacher, loved Peruvian art. She was always helping artists in the San Blas neighborhood, especially those specializing in textiles, since our family owned a weaving workshop. On the other hand, my father, who was a chemical engineer, was always teaching me the scientific approach to the origins of life, and so on.

"In 1993 I began to run our family workshop. Our specialties are alpaca wool weaves with a distinct Peruvian accent, elegantly influenced by today's fashion sense.

"I am interested in sharing my good fortune with others, especially with people who are physically challenged, and unwed teenage mothers. I teach them in the areas of textiles and general education. My vision is for all of us to grow together through this small family enterprise, offering our art and sharing our knowledge."

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