"We would like to thank you for supporting our art, which in turn will benefit many Peruvian families."
"My name is Raquel Iriarte de Brenner and I was born on May 20, 1958 in the province of Piura. I describe my work as an art form, and I've been dedicated to it along with my husband, Gregor. Our garments carry the name "Sillpa" which is an ancient Aymara word that implies "softness," "comfort," and "pleasure."
"What draws me to weaving is the opportunity to work with natural fibers by rescuing ancient Inca weaving techniques. The greatest challenge I have faced is to educate my children in the right path so they may have a professional career. As far as work is concerned, the greatest challenge has been to present our work to people from around the world."
"My name is Gregor Brenner Knoch and I was born in Peru on 10 October 1954. I come from an artistic background, therefore the world to me seems more about creativity than technology. Each person is an artist at heart, I think we only need to let our 'artist' out.
"What motivates me to do this kind of work is to see natural fibers transformed into garments. We use as reference natural colors including those you see in the Andean landscape, the jungle, and the coast.
"We use natural materials including alpaca wool, fine cotton, and silk. We help an Andean community by employing weavers on traditional looms who then help us finish each piece by hand. Sillpa is dedicated to preserving Peru's millenary weaving traditions.
"We would like to give our thanks to Novica customers for allowing us to be part of this great international team. We would like to thank you for supporting our art, which in turn will benefit many Peruvian families."
This stunning charcoal cloak by Alfredo Falcon is finished with a knitted jewel neckline and delicate floral edging. A matching hat completes the stylish set. The alpaca thrives at the extraordinarily high altitudes of the Andes, resulting in a fiber....read more
A cable stitch punctuates the smooth jersey stitch of this classic poncho. Featuring an attached hood, the versatile poncho is lightweight but warm. Alfredo Falcón knits the pieces of a luxurious alpaca blend, joining them with crochet.
Knitted of a soft alpaca blend, this gray poncho from Alfredo Falcon is perfect for cold weather fashions. Square patterns on the front and back add texture to a poncho with a snug turtleneck and long ribbed sleeves.
A honeycomb pattern covers this meticulously knitted poncho. By Vari Garcia, it features a blend of luxurious alpaca wool, prized for its lightweight warmth. The sides are closed and the garment is finished with long, flirty fringe.
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