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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
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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
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MESTANA WEAVINGS OF PERU

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

January 8, 2015