Large Pom Pom Knit Alpaca Blanket
Baby 92 x 112cm / 36 x 44in
Adult 120 x 150cm / 47 x 59in
"It all started eight years ago, when I decided to quit my job as an architect in Paris, attracted by other horizons and a desire that I had always had: to create my own clothing brand. Fascinated by the Andes, where my father was born, and undoubtedly in search of my origins, it is in Cusco, a small city located at more than 3000 meters of altitude, where I left my backpack.
In Cusco, it is a whole culture, a people and their traditions that surprised me. You just have to look at the traditional clothing of Andean women with their embroidered and colorful skirts to find endless inspiration.
The idea was to create a high-end collection of clothes woven by hand in alpaca fiber, simple and with an exclusive design, developing, at the same time, a social project. I realized that traditional knowledge and techniques, which are part of the Peruvian wealth and cultural heritage, are disappearing in favor of industrial production. Through this project, the aim is to enhance the work of artisans and, in particular, that of women who master the art of weaving.
Cocoliso is thought as a concept from the search for the weavers, through the creation of the models, the choice of colors and textures, to the design of the stores, creating a unique universe, the Cocoliso universe."
- Elise Anahi Chaparro, Founder and Designer of Cocoliso
Since Amano works primarily on consignment, out of respect for artisan partners, U.S. stock is maintained only in small quantities. However, products can easily be pre-ordered and we will contact you for any special arrangements and with updates during your wait.
Made-to-order: For special made-to-order times, please refer to product description for exact timeline which will include production time.
Feel free to let us know of any special requests (sizing, colors) in the comments at checkout!
Thanks for supporting Latin American artisans,
The Amano Team
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