Shawls like these are not a classically traditional Peruvian textile, but they work wonderfully with our modern lives so we might say they’re on the fast track to becoming a new tradition. These are woven in the traditional way from traditional materials, but are longer and narrower than a traditional manta, which means you can wear and use them in lots of new ways. Sometimes people ask us what differentiates a shawl from a table runner — shawls usually have fringe and may not have edgings designed to enhance durability under heavy household use. Each one is unique but we’ve sorted them into 2 main categories to streamline your shopping. Large shawls are longer and wider, and small shawls are narrower and shorter, and the exact measurements can be found in each item’s photo. We don’t have a ton so don’t wait! They went fast at the trunk show and we expect they’ll go fast again as soon as we announce this listing.
These amazing textiles are woven by hand on backstrap looms in a variety of CTTC’s member associations, using from yarn that is spun by hand with drop spindles in the traditional Peruvian method stretching back thousands of years, and dyed by hand with natural dyes using sustainable practices and materials local to the Andes of the Cusco region.
Read more about the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, its 10 member communities, and its history and mission, or watch this video kicking off Thanksgiving Week 2021 activities! Friday, 26 November, you can join our live Trunk Show via Zoom to purchase direct, but if you can’t make it Friday, these textiles are on special sale afterwards for a very limited time. Don’t delay! Many products are completely unique and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
We will combine your purchases and ship everything from Peru together, but they cannot be combined with items NOT shipping from CTTC. We’ll need to weigh your package to get an accurate courier quote, which we will send you separately, and shipment via expedited DHL takes place once we receive your shipping and handling payment. Estimated rates by weight to North America :
1 KG : $60
2 KG : $70
3 KG : $80
5 KG : $100
7 KG : $130
10 KG: $175
15 KG: $225
20 KG: $300
We require a physical address and phone number for the courier service.