The Potosi women's ruana wrap is knit from a finer gauge of alpaca yarn, resulting in a lighter weight alpaca poncho. Potosi is the site of a famous silver mine renowned for centuries as a metaphor for great wealth. This flowing knitted poncho mimics the brick and black stripes and Inti (sun) patterns of traditional Bolivian textiles of that region. A great women's poncho for spring and autumn days that veer from chilly to temperate. Use as a splendid oversized alpaca wool shawl. Made in Bolivia of 100% alpaca fiber.
53" length by 51" width. (135cm x 130cm)
Model is 5' 9".
This alpaca ruana is knit with naturally sourced fiber from alpacas that graze freely in the Peruvian highlands. Alpaca is warmer, softer and more durable than wool, and its cultivation helps rural farming families stay on their land. Invisible World suppliers treat their workers with dignity and pay all social benefits and extra salaries.