Ladies Alpaca Poncho Hand Dyed & Hand Woven

Hand Dyed & Hand Woven for a truely one of a kind piece

$146.00 incl. GST

Availability: 1 in stock


I have woven this poncho on my floor loom using a fine black wool warp. The weft (those are the threads we weave in and out of the warp) is pure alpaca grown by some of our beautiful suri alpacas. After shearing, the fleece goes to a nearby rare fibre mill that processes it into a fine yarn. I then hand dye small batches of skeins for my handwoven pieces.  The yarn for this poncho is a variegated grey and yellow, with bursts of purple wool added during the weaving process.

Ponchos are warm, easy to wear and so versatile. Throw it on, and head out the door. Or take an extra moment to line up the joining seam, just forward of your arm and shoulder. For some more elegance, turn it a little, with the seam now down your centre back, roll the neckline over a couple of times, pair with some smart jeans and a long necklace. This is a shorter poncho which also looks stunning with the central seam at the front rather than the back. My favourite way to wear these though is by bringing up the corner by your wrist to your shoulder and holding it there with a shawl pin. The everyday poncho now looks smart enough for an evening out in town. there are endless ways to wear a poncho and the ultimate style is completely up to you.

Ponchos make versatile and comfortable maternity wear. And many new mothers also choose to wear a poncho both for the warmth and protection it provides while you carry your baby on your chest, but also for comfort, simplicity and privacy while nursing.

Cowl Neck to lowest centre front point (not including fringe) – 66cm (26in)
The width – (length across fringe line) – 60cm (23.5in)
Stitching along shoulder – 9cm (3.5in)
The neck opening measures 56cm (22in)
Fringe – 10cm (4in)

Alpaca fibre has low flammability. It is resilient and this poncho will keep its shape and softness for years.
Should you need to wash it, do so by hand only, squeezing out excess water by folding it in a towel and pressing down. Do not wring. Not to be tumble dried. Iron with a warm iron, protecting it with a cotton or linen tea towel.

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