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These textiles/throws are hand woven in looms following ancient techniques by master weavers living in the highlands of La Puna, Argentina. It is a unique textile and it takes around 1 month to make it. It was handmade using pure hand spun llama wool. The whole process, since the animal is sheared, takes place within the same family or community.
Argentine llama wool is exceptionally soft. Llamas are camelids of the same family as vicuñas and alpacas. Raised freely they only exist in South America. In these textiles the artisans want to highlight their silky softness and their gorgeous natural colors. The wool is sourced from small llama farms high in the Andes in La Puna region, the same area where they are later woven into beautiful throws. The wool is always hand processed: it is sheared, washed and spun only by hand. Thanks to this handmade process the wool keeps all it’s natural properties and beauty.
The weaving shown in these samples is a display of a specialized craft which can be applied to your very own designs.