Culture-laden Alpaca shawls and scarves – New AMANO MUSEUM Arrivals

When an artist has something to say they express themselves in more ways than we could count, it’s a job for an artist to capture the essence of our Andean Heritage and transform this incredibly rich source of inspiration in a new majestic piece of art.

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The Amano Museum Collection it’s not other than the perfect example of a beautiful piece that bases its inspiration in the marvelous textiles of the pre-Columbian Andean cultures, in their forms, contrasts, and histories.

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This collection now includes three more cultures as a source of inspiration Chavin, Chimu and Inca reinterpreting the designs created by the ancient Andean people to represent not only their most sacred beliefs but their everyday chores in a delicate and complex way.

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The Amano Museum was founded in 1964 by the initiative of the Japanese businessman Yoshitaro Amano, to preserve the cultural heritage so that it can be admired for next generations to come. Located in one of the first buildings that were designed as a museum, it soon became one of the most important exhibition spaces for Peruvian Textile art.

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All you need is love

The planet Earth is 4500 million years old; and how old is the human race?  About 140 thousand years.  At one time in history, they became well acquainted and developed together.  We draw our inspiration from nature to create an infinite array of things; yet we ignore those cries for help, the deluges, the droughts, the hurricanes and the wildfires.

At what point did we stop loving our planet and her nature?

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The root crisis is not global warming, destruction of the natural environment or excesses committed by farmers; rather, our emotional amnesia has made us forget to love what is most important: nature and our Mother Earth.

Thus it is that in February, the month of love, that sentiment which drives behaviour and thoughts, we wish to help recover of our love of nature.

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Spring Breeze, our new collection, is inspired by harmony with nature and the natural environment, and makes elegant and delicate use of the finest fibres: super baby alpaca, silk, baby alpaca and, for the first time, bamboo, which is a new, environment-friendly, natural textile fibre.

Spring Breeze beckons you to experience nature, to move in unison with her and, through the varied designs, colours and fibres she encompasses, to express love for Mother Earth.

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In order to win back nature, all you need is love.  You, too, can recover, reaffirm and express that love with Spring Breeze.

Let nature pamper you; and feel good.

Let nature pamper you and FEEL GOOD!

The mankind–nature duality has always been fundamental to Andean culture. This perfect harmony with the natural environment was the inspiration for our Spring Breeze collection which uses extremely fine Baby Alpaca, renowned the world over for its silkiness, in a sophisticated blend with bamboo fiber to create products with a luxurious softness and texture which allow one to experience nature as though it were a gentle spring breeze.

Sol Alpaca light shawl for women

Sol Alpaca is incorporating bamboo fiber in its collections for the first time.  This is a new, fine natural fiber which is friendly to the environment and is obtained from short-cycle crops of high ecological value.

Experiencing nature and being able to move freely with it produces a unique sensation; cardigans, shawls, capes and a variety of garments and accessories brought to you by Spring Breeze all offer, through their varied designs and colors, this unique way to let yourself be pampered by nature.

Sol Alpaca light scarf for women

Sol Alpaca light cardigan for men

 

The light touch and natural elegance of Spring Breeze come with the use of the finest available fibers such as Super Baby Alpaca, silk, Baby Alpaca, and bamboo to produce garments and accessories whose softness will make you feel light and carefree while embracing nature.

 

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Why not let nature pamper you, too?

Spring Breeze: Let nature pamper you and feel good!

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REVELATION – Fall Winter 2017 2018 Sol Alpaca Collection

Centuries ago, Pizarro´s secretary wrote a letter to the Spanish king, Charles V, revealing the first contact between the Spanish Conquerors and a civilization with a culture of ancient traditions, the Inca Empire.

The letter describes the cargo of the Inca trading raft captured in 1527:

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This is an incredible, detailed description revealing the luxury and beauty observed upon first encountering our ancestors. We strive to make our ancestry present in our everyday lives, and bring it into the modern day; through this letter comes the inspiration of our new collection REVELATION.

 

Sol Alpaca Fall Winter 2017 2018 Revelation Poncho

 

In this collection, as always the central theme is our Andean Heritage. While also taking some inspiration from all over the world, and incorporating traditional techniques of embroidery, weaving, etc. It is a collection rich in color and design.

 

Sol Alpaca Fall Winter 2017 2018 clothing for women

Sol Alpaca Fall Winter 2017 2018 clothing for women

 

A great display of creativity, effort, and passion for our Andean culture, came to an end. We are finally ready to reveal what Sol Alpaca has prepared for you this year.

Take a look at the New Sol Alpaca’s Fall Winter 2017/2018 Collection designs.

 

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Find this and more exclusive alpaca clothing at solalpaca.com.  We hope you feel the passion behind our new collection as much as we do!

 

SPRING AIR Collection

Spring Air Collection

Start removing the dust from your favorite shoes and sandals, no fear that they get ruined by the salt. Days are becoming longer as we were waiting for, the warm colors and light clothes are back!

As we brave the last few days of winter and that frozen breeze on your face, we get ready to wrap ourselves in fresh SPRING AIR.

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What will you wear to share that wine in the terrace with friends? …

This year, for the first time, Sol Alpaca launches the new Spring Air Collection, made with the finest yarns of baby alpaca in an exquisite blend with other noble fibers to provide a sophisticated article which is light, fresh and natural as spring air.

Discover the light clothes to look out for in 2017 in our Spring Air Collection.

Spring Air Collection

WINTER BREAK!

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TAKE A BREAK!…

The start of a new year is a great time to let everything in the past and have a new beginning; that’s why, January is the perfect month to step on every store’s sale, and because we know this season brings cold and snow, we have what you need to complete your winters wardrobe.
Our alpaca clothing WINTER SALE offers outfits for every style, from refined and trendy to a perfect comfortable look.

 

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A PERFECT WINTER CLOTHING COMBINATION

The alpaca coats are always a good option to stand the cold days and at the same time looking fantastic this season.
A perfect look combination, where you can use a basic Alpaca pullover, cardigan or jacket under your trendy coat, made out of the ideal fiber to keep you warmer, and on top decorate this look with a colorful or patterned scarf.
One of the best things about this outfit is that you can either wear it with a pair of jeans or your best trousers.

 

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winter alpaca scarves and coats

 

LAYERING THIS WINTER

Pattern play and layering can be fun in putting together a great outfit. But although it’s a cold season, buildings are so overly heated that working in layers is easier than overheating.
Wearing an Alpaca cardigan under one of our jackets will be the best option for this winter. The whole outfit will maintain you warm outdoors, and while indoors, with the Alpaca cardigan you will be at the perfect temperature.

Now you know!, take a time to visit our online store and shop our SALE! solalpaca.com/store

 

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For our World Leaders: The most luxury Vicuna Throw by Sol Alpaca

Thousands of years ago, our Andean Cultures used exclusively Vicuna fiber to clothe royalty. Yesterday 20+ presidents and prime ministers from all the world received in #APEC2016 the most finest and luxury fiber from Peru, a 100% #Vicuna throw by #SolAlpaca.
We are sure that our distinguished world leaders will be delighted by this preciated garment, which besides representing luxury is bearer of culture and nature.

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Enjoy yourself our Vicuna garments and accessories, for more information email us to info@solalpaca.com and get your own baby alpaca winter clothing from our Autumn/Winter 2016/2017 Collection in our online store.

A longstanding project becomes a reality

Sol Alpaca AMANO Collection

The Amano Textile Museum and Sol Alpaca have joined forces to save examples of wonderful pre-Columbian textile art – an invaluable heritage of mankind with more than 12000 years of history.

Today we are introducing our AMANO COLLECTION, a longstanding project that becomes a reality. The development of a small but sophisticated collection of stoles, whose design has been inspired by the marvellous textiles of the pre-Columbian Andean cultures, in their forms, contrasts and histories.

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The AMANO collection, bases its designs on the characteristics of the ancient Chancay, Huari and Mochica cultures, blending their forms in a high-quality fabric and reinterpreting the iconography created by the ancient Andean people to represent their most sacred beliefs, their representations of power and their intimate relationship with nature.

We invite you to participate in this rich tradition.

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The Chancay people were outstanding weavers who experimented with the artistic possibilities of textiles. Among their notable creations are beautiful, delicate lace fabrics symbolizing the equilibrium and richness of the sea and bestowing abundance and fertility on the home.

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Border ornaments with step designs and triangles are recurring elements in the culture of the Moche or Mochica people, masters of the northern coastal desert. The symbols were permanent elements of their iconography, and were related to order and the sacred powers of its rulers.

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The Huari people built the first Andean empire. Their most characteristic designs correspond to symbols of power, such as step designs and waves, where symmetry and stylization predominate, symbolizing the order of their society and the prestige of their gods.

Discover the AMANO COLLECTION beautiful designs in our online store

AMANO MUSEUM

The Amano Textile Museum was founded at the initiative of the Japanese businessman, Yoshitaro Amano, to protect the cultural heritage of Peru from destruction and looting.

In 1964 the Amano Museum was established, housed in one of the first buildings in Peru designed as a museum. It came to be acknowledged as one of the most important exhibition spaces for Peruvian textile art and a cooperation bridge linking Japanese and Peruvian researchers.

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Fifty years later, the Amano family took the decision to remodel the museum in line with the founder’s tradition of service and research.
The new concept, called AMANO – PRE-COLUMBIAN TEXTILE MUSEUM, offers contemporary exhibition premises completely devoted to the world of pre-Columbian textiles under modern display and conservation conditions.

FALL LOOKS IDEAS, YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sol Alpaca fall looks ideas you need to know

 

Autumn’s here and we want to share with you a few fall looks ideas to keep you warm and looking just fantastic this season.

 

ALPACA BASICS

a basic alpaca pullover, cardigan or jacket will enhance your look in combination with comfortable fabric trousers ideal for the office – and will go just as well with the perfect simplicity of your jeans, add a colourful scarf, stole or shawl and get a bright style.

 

Sol Alpaca fall looks ideas you need to know

 

fall looks ideas you need to know

 

 

PATTERNS ARE TRENDING

 the current fashion trends are embodied in our pullovers and cardigans; their beautiful designs will lend your wardrobe a range of shades that harmonize with the landscapes you enjoy while you’re out walking and the leaves that fall on these cool autumn days.

 

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EASY ON, EASY OFF

Forget about putting on several layers of bulky clothing to keep yourself warm. Ponchos are easy on and easy off for temperature adjustment, they’ll provide the warmth and comfort you’re seeking – to say nothing of contrasting perfectly with the season’s brown and ochre tones.

 

fall looks ideas you need to know

 

fall looks ideas you need to know

 

HEAD-TURNING CAPES

There’s no doubt that the most modern and elegant way of keeping warm while making a show of elegance is to use fine baby-alpaca capes. In solid colours, patterned or colourful they go well with everything, a new unisex style to make a statement this season!

 

fall looks ideas you need to know

 

fall looks ideas you need to know

 

Take a look at all the combinations and colours of our alpaca garments and accessories; we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for to complete your fall/winter’s wardrobe in our online store  solalpaca.com/store

Mystical autumn in Sogay – a photography session

05h:30 … a double rainbow greets us – unusual for a Peruvian autumn, and a good omen for the exhibition of designs and colours that is to take place in the village of Sogay, 35 km from the city of Arequipa.

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Stepped cobbled streets, muleteers’ paths, and houses built of “sillar”, the white local stone, all overlooking the little valley of the River Yarabamba provided a picturesque backdrop for the display of garments and accessories of the new Sol Alpaca collection for autumn/winter 2016/2017.

Sol Alpaca autumn winter 2016 2017 photography session

Sol Alpaca autumn winter 2016 2017 photography session

We should like to thank our team-members for long hours of professional hard work, joy, enthusiasm, commitment and, above all, for letting themselves be carried away by the Andean mystique embodied in our new Sol Alpaca collection – a pervasive mystique which we can experience through the harmony of our designs with nature and the colonial architecture of the village of Sogay.

Sol Alpaca autumn winter 2016 2017 photography session

We’ve set things up to share a quick look behind the scenes with you; we hope you’ll enjoy it!