Beloved animals in the Andean highlands, alpacas are prized for their warm fleece. Isidoro C‘cahuantico depicts them in silhouette on a reversible throw. Woven of an alpaca wool blend, it is extremely warm, yet lightweight and beautiful.
About the Artist: Peruvian artisan Isidoro C‘cahuantico was forced to migrate in the 1970s when terrorist activities swept his region. ‘I found a job as janitor in a textile factory. I was completely fascinated!‘ he says. ‘At night, when everyone had gone, I began to experiment with the looms. The manager caught me and said I should start by learning how to assemble a loom. That was the beginning of a vocation, a great gift that I have now also passed on to my children.‘
The Isidoro C‘cahuantico Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Isidoro C‘cahuantico in Peru. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Isidoro C'cahuantico designs glyphs shaped like
ducks inspired by the enigmatic artistry of the Inca people. C'cahuantico weaves the alpaca wool throw on a traditional loom in two tones, brown and beige, so it may be used on either side. About the Artist: ...
This Southwestern pattern is beautifully replicated
in earth tones for this throw. 100% Cotton, machine washable Made in USA Note: Image above may be an artistic rendering. The actual product after weaving may have more subtle colors and details.
Isidoro C'cahuantico honors Peru's past with
this warm alpaca wool throw. He replicates the glyphs of the legendary Paracas culture in reversible gray and white shades. Flourishing in Peru's south coast, Paracas artists excelled at a variety of art forms. About the Artist: ...