NOVICA Brown 100% Alpaca Scarf, Winter Mystique

$54.99 $27.50

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NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured – we’ll do everything we possibly can to ensure you’re a happy customer.About this item: This warm long scarf is ideal for cold weather days. Elvia Melendez crochets the scarf by hand creating fan-like motifs and finishes it with braided fringes. She works with alpaca wool, prized since the days of the Inca Empire for its cozy warmth against cold Andean temperatures. 67.0′ L x 8.75′ WDry clean onlyTextile softness: Soft — this item has been made with natural fibers that are soft to the touchAbout our Artist: I was born in Trujillo on September 20, 1971, and lived there as a child. My mother taught me to knit and crochet, and from the time I was a little girl, I’d help her make tablecloths, sweaters and other items for my brothers. When I was 15, I went to Lima to seek a better future. When I finished high school, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I worked in a lot of jobs and, several years later, I got married and had three children. I started attending courses to learn different knitting and crochet techniques, and I began to create pieces made to order. At the same time, I entered nursing school and recently graduated. But my training in textile arts came from my mother, who learned from my grandmother, as this art has been handed down in my family for generations. I began knitting as a hobby when I was at home with time on my hands. I’ve always liked to keep busy, so I knitted things for my children and crocheted decorative items for the house. Little by little I learned more from the courses. Several times I’ve finished a piece but I don’t want to sell it because my oldest daughter liked it so much she wanted it. This kind of craft is quite laborious – it…



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