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Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

Alpaca:  Gift of the Gods The next time you sink into the luxurious folds of an alpaca poncho during the cooler in-between-seasons, let your mind wander to the role this storied animal played in the unfolding history of the early peoples of Heart Island,…

March 12, 2019

How We Measure Our Ponchos

Ponchos are unconstructed garments, meaning they are not fitted to a particular shape: neither do they have arms. The fit of the poncho is meant to be loose, but the garment can be short or long and always meant to completely cover the arms.…

March 23, 2017

SHAWL MAGIC FROM NEPAL TO PERU

Spring is in the air, and you’re more than ready to store your heavy winter coat, but the days aren’t quite balmy yet, and you’ll need something to keep your shoulders warm this spring. Enter the shawl. The shawl is said to have been born…

March 17, 2015

MESTANA WEAVINGS OF PERU

What Is A Mestana? Mestana cloths are wonderful woven expressions of the Peruvian Andean weavers’ worldview. Because many traditional weavers believe that all of creation is imbued with spirit, the patterns they weave into their textile goods also express this natural energy and spirit. A…

January 8, 2015