Expertly hand-crafted in wonderfully complementary hues, our Peguche fine-weave blankets are luxuriously soft on the skin. Perfect for a sofa, bed or favorite chair, the silky hypoallergenic alpaca fabric invites you to wrap yourself up in sumptuous comfort. Lightweight, warm in winter and perfect for cool shoulder seasons, each unique piece is masterfully woven by native Ecuadorian artisans. You and your family will treasure their skill and expertise for decades to come.
Composition: 70% alpaca 30% synthetic
Size : appr. 102″x 85″
Weight : 0.5lbs
In the shadow of Ecuador’s Imbabura volcano in the small hillside village of Peguche, in the north of Ecuador, fine weaving traditions pass from generation to generation. People here have been weavers since pre-Incan times. In colonial days, their skills resulted in many of them being forced into "obrejas" (textile workshops), creating a textile trade that continues freely today.
Your small purchase has a big economic impact. You’re supporting fair wages for the artisans and their families. It allows the producers to remain independent and helps them to educate their children. When you support an independent, family-run business, you’re keeping both the past and the future alive.