Women in the Potosí region of southern Bolivia typically wear shawls called iliqlla, and according to tradition the pattern identifies the wearer's community. The zig-zagging design of this alpaca cardigan is inspired by these woven shawls, as well as the colors of Andean sky over Cerro de Potosí, a mountain that has yielded rich mines of silver ore since the Spanish conquest.
Hand-loomed in La Paz, Bolivia. 100% alpaca. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18).
Comments about Women's Cerro de Potosi Alpaca Sweater:
Love how the colors chosen for the sleeves match the body of the sweater. Beautifully constructed. Muted colors were perfectly combined for a muted look yet so well done that you might think it is very fancy as I do. Would go perfect with brown slacks or wear with gold jewelry for a dressier effect. This is not a thin sweater. It has some thickness to it so that it is perfect in colder temperatures. I have many National Geographic alpaca sweaters and I would rank this one in the top three for originality, color choice and warmth.
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