Peruvian Frazada in Rayas de Hielo
IThis frazada was handmade by a 34 year old artisans in the Andean highlands of the Cusco Region of Peru. This frazada's colors hold specific meaning to the artisan who chose the colors to indicate "hail" or when rain falls in the form of ice in the high mountain pueblos of the Andes.
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 medium weight, useful as a rug, picnic blanket, or a throw or a bed cover.
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.