"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."
"The red undertones of this poncho are inspired by the traditional costumes of San Juan de la Laguna," say the women of K'amolon K'i K'ojonel who boast their pride in their classic weaving techniques. Working on a back strap loom, the design of this....read more
By Jorge Molina, this elegant poncho is knitted of baby alpaca wool, the fine fleece from the season's first shearing. Ornate borders in black and ivory find a complement in the extravagant cowl collar.
Peru's Luis Enrique Gonzales orchestrates vibrant contrasts for the design of this reversible cape in warm terracotta and misty grey. He selects the wool from the season's first sheer, known in Peru as baby alpaca, for its warm softness and light weight.....read more
Jorge Molina designs an original versatile black poncho with wide horizontal pleats. When worn with the v-neck aperture on the back, the piece softly drapes off the shoulders, just like a shawl. Knit with a fine stitch, Molina selects baby alpaca wool....read more
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