Peruvian Frazada in Naturaleza
This vintage frazada was handmade by a 34 year old artisan approximately 18 years ago when she was only 16. She learned her craft as a young girl in the Andean highlands of the Cusco Region of Peru. This frazada's colors all come from nature. The stripes come from the Cochineal bug famous for its shades of red when used to make natural dyes for wool. It also has varying shades of colors that come from the leaf of the potato plant and achiote. This frazada is lighter weight and very soft and lovely to be used as a throw blanket or bed cover.
Traditional frazadas are woven on a backstrap loom, over the course of 1-3 months. They are made in 2 panels that are then stitched together to form the frazada. All natural, made with sheep's and alpaca wool, they are thick and made for warmth and durability in order to protect from the chill of the Andes. Each one is unique and reflective of its maker/weaver. This frazada is thick, soft and extra cozy.
Measures approximately 60 inches x 70 inches
As with all handmade items, there are sometimes "imperfections". These are what make them special, beautiful and real. Truly one of a kind.
- Dry cleaning is recommended.
- Overall, frazadas are hardy and need little care.
- If you wash by hand or in a machine, I recommend using cold water only.