These wool scarves from the Cusco Collection will keep you toasty in the winter months. Designed and handwoven by Victoria Quispe from the Bombon community in Peru’s Sacred Valley.
- 2m long x 14cm wide
- 50% alpaca/ 50% sheeps wool
- Handmade using natural organic dyes.
About the Bombon Community
The Bombon Community is located in the Paucartambo-Cusco province, at 3550 metres above sea level. Located on the outskirts of the high jungle in the Andean ranges of Peru, this community’s unique location provides the weavers with a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Their distinctive environment is incorporated into their colourful weaving techniques. There are more than 30 native plants at their disposal for dyeing textiles, with each plant providing several colours.
Rich in vegetation, agricultural production of native and medicinal plants provides sustenance for the artisans. The Community relies heavily upon agriculture and weaving for its livelihood.
About the Cusco Collection
The colourful and uniquely woven designs from our Cusco Collection are ethically sourced entirely from our partners at Awana Wasinchis. Awana Wasinchis is a family-run not-for-profit cooperative, based in the historical city of Cuzco, Peru.
The Mother-Son team work directly with artesans from communities in their home province to help provide sustainable incomes for families and showcase the traditional art of woven textiles to the world.
Awana Wasinchis works on the principles of fair trade, ensuring just wages by paying 80 percent of the wholesale price to its artesans, based on a local fair price for each product.