Enjoy our luxurious collection of alpaca apparel, crafted with attention to the finest details by talented artisans throughout the Andes. Our collection of alpaca clothing is handcrafted with care and dedication by NOVICA artisans throughout Peru.
"My mother was an art teacher who enjoyed knitting and crochet work, and my grandmother was an experienced weaver. You could say my passion for the textile arts runs in the family!"
"My mother was an art teacher who enjoyed knitting and crochet work, and my grandmother was an experienced weaver. You could say my passion for the textile arts runs in the family!
"When I was 12 years old I won a scholarship to study at a school run by nuns. They taught us many things, including different crochet techniques.
"One of the reasons I enjoy this art form is that it relaxes me. My designs mirror the convergence of different cultures and traditions, since my mother is from Trujillo and my father from Huancavelica.
"I've been crocheting sweaters, shawls, and ponchos for most of my adult life. I love combining patterns and coming up with new designs.
"My life's journey has taken me down the path of education, and now I also teach. I love creating innovative models and new trends!
"I'm so excited about joining Novica, because they are giving me the opportunity to share my art and culture with you, and that in itself is further motivation for my work!" concludes Marianella with a smile.
Marianella Asto designs an elegant poncho featuring a radiant flower set to blossom over the wearer's heart. Asto knits the poncho of genuine alpaca wool, with it's soft warmth brightly enhanced by the poncho's cherry red hue.
Evoking the blues and purples of distant mountains, Fernando Cano knits a sweater of vibrant geometry. He works in luxurious alpaca wool, long prized for its lightweight warmth. The open front forms a collar, which can be zipped to create a warm turtleneck.....read more
Warm, elegant and soft, this cardigan is ideal for cold weather days. The women from Orkocraft Artisan Association knit the long cardigan on manual knitting machines with a blend of baby alpaca, the fleece of the season’s first shear. Featuring boucle....read more
Ivory snowflakes within a red band border a stylish black cape by Jorge Molina in Peru. Designed with long sleeves and an open front, the cape is knit with baby alpaca wool, a term that refers to the season's first shear. This fleece is characterized....read more
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