"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."
Cut like a cape, this generous wrap is knitted in a smooth jersey stitch. Combineable with everything, a black alpaca blend distinguishes this versatile design by Alfredo Falcón. He finishes it with a hand-crocheted border.
Silhouettes in black and white depict flowers that bloom on sinuous tendrils. By Isidoro C'cahuantico, the reversible wrap is crafted of a luxurious alpaca wool blend. Especially warm, this fringed ruana cloak is timeless in its appeal.
Felipe Berckholtz selects the warm, soft textures of alpaca in cool black and dark gray for this ruana. The ruana is woven with the wool from the season's first shear, termed baby alpaca and much sought after for its soft, lightweight warmth. The ancient....read more
Celinda Jaco designs an original cape in a soft alpaca wool blend. With crocheted buttons and borders, the chic ruana goes everywhere in style. Once reserved for the Inca aristocracy and more recently for special occasions, alpaca is coveted worldwide....read more
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