Island Sky Handwoven Alpaca Wrap

$ 425.00


Wrap yourself in one of our favorite fibers with our handwoven alpaca wrap. Inspired by the blue skies of a Nantucket summer, this elegant wrap features various shades of blue with accented white dots. Crafted from the highest quality alpaca sourced from Peru (a country renowned for its alpaca heritage).

Warmer than sheep’s wool, soft to the touch, and naturally hypoallergenic, alpaca is the ideal choice for those with sensitive skin. This heirloom-quality piece makes for a stunning addition to your year-round wardrobe. 100% handcrafted by our local master weavers in our Main Street studio, including hand-knotted fringe.

22" W x 84" L

100% Peruvian Alpaca

Dry clean only

Crafted by hand from start to finish in our Main Street weaving studio.

Our masterful artisans begin by thoughtfully selecting colors and fibers inspired by our surrounding landscape, then determine a pattern and desired weave structure for their design.

Next, they wind the fiber onto bobbins then wind the loom’s warp, a meticulously calculated process that sets the path of each and every thread used. These threads are manually connected to specific harnesses and securely hand-tied to “dress the loom”. Once this stage is complete, they can begin to weave.

Countless passes of the shuttle commence, rhythmic, muted sounds of wooden pedals fill the studio, and a beautiful textile begins to emerge. The handwoven process continues until the piece reaches its full length, at which point it is cut from the loom. Tassels are hand-knotted onto the ends, and a small label is hand-sewn onto the textile as the weaver’s final touch.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jo Ann Boutwell

This is a well made shawl and serves the purpose (warmth) quite well. I have the ivory version of this shawl, too. They are pricey, as hand made items are bound to be, but one has only to compare them with other shawls to understand it is worth the price.