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Esperanza Alpaca Throw

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Made from baby alpaca, a fiber so luxurious it was once reserved for Incan royalty, this blanket is as soft and cuddle-worthy as they come. Masterfully hand-loomed in a rich blend of rust, tan, and cream, it instantly adds warmth and a cozy feel anywhere it lands.

Handwoven by master weavers in a quiet mountain village in the Peruvian Andes, each throw takes up to a week to complete. All made exclusively in a fair trade environment.

Note: Alpaca wool is hypoallergenic, so this throw is ideal for those with allergies or sensitive skin.

  • 50''W x 70''H with a 4cm eyelash fringe trim

  • 100% Baby Alpaca

  • Rust, sand, tan, camel

  • Peru

  • 1 week

Weavers of Huancavelica

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"Our whole family is employed by our workshop. The women spin the yarn, and men work the looms. We all work together to make each piece from start to finish.”
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13° 34' 25"S
75° 15' 13"W

Made with higher standards. We preserve artisan craft by paying wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.

Dry cleaning is the best option for removing stains or occasional cleaning.

  • Always free shipping within the continental U.S.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    $65
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    Easy returns within 30 days of delivery.

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04/17/2021
Hoppy f.
Soft and delicate

I purchased a few months ago on sale. I love the way it feels, soft and silky. High quality materials and craftsmanship. Beautiful colors. I deducted 1 star because it's almost too delicate to use. It's so thin that when I handle it (gently), my fingers practically poke through and stretch the fibers apart. I correct it by gently tugging the weave back in place. It already has a snag that can't be corrected. It's a lovely decorative piece which is the only way I've used it so far. I didnt return it because it's beautiful.

05/06/2021
The Citizenry

Hi Sadika, Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful note – it means the world to us that you are enjoying this beautiful blanket. We're glad to hear you love the look and feel, but are truly sorry that the quality has not been living up to expectations. We certainly want this beauty to stand the test of time, so your comment about the snags gives us pause – we will be sure to pass along to our Design Team. We want this blanket to be beautiful and useable! Again, thank you for your feedback, but we want to talk more. Please email us at assistant@the-citizenry.com and we will happily work to find a solution for you. We hope we can continue to showcase the incredible work of our artisan partners to you in the future. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

NL
01/24/2021
Nino L.
United States United States
Very soft but sheds

The blanket is beautiful and super soft. And I love that it’s made by local craftsmen around the works. but have to take off one star because it sheds a lot on my clothes.

03/24/2021
The Citizenry

Hi Nino, Thank you for your note - it means the world and helps us get better as we continue to grow. We're glad to hear your throw has been living up to expectations on the look and soft feel, but your comment on shedding does give us pause – we will be sure to pass along to our Design Team. While you can expect a bit of shedding from the alpaca wool, we can assure you that the natural quality of the fabric will keep it looking incredible for years to come. Again, thank you for your feedback. We hope we can continue to showcase the incredible work of our artisan partners to you in the future. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

CS
01/09/2021
Carly S.
United States United States
Like it so far.

Bought this one on sale and I am happy with it at that price. It wasn’t quite as thick or soft as I expected but I love the colours (well represented in their photos imo), and it seems well made. If only I had found these items while actually travelling there…Full price seems a bit steep for me, so I would take off half a star on that but otherwise it’s nice.

LM
12/29/2020
Leila M.
United States United States
What a perfect gift!

Best Christmas gift ever. This blanket is incredibly soft, and my friend couldn't say enough about how soft and what a perfect addition to her living room it was!

DW
12/29/2020
Dani W.
United States United States
warm and light

I bought this for a Christmas present for myself and I am thrilled! It is lovely and light. The texture is smooth and the colors are beautiful. Definitely a winner for me!! Thank you.

ET
12/29/2020
Erika T.
United States United States
Beautiful craftsmanship

Beautifully made and very soft. Size (proportions are great) - the colors are not quite as bold as the photos show, but otherwise a beautiful blanket.