Each collection of scarves has the name of the sacred mountains (the Apus) of the Peruvian Andes. The Apu Pitusiray collection features scarves with a solid tricolor design and typical Andean patterns.
Our scarves are handmade by the Amaru weavers of Pisac, Peru. All scarves are 100% alpaca wool fibers and plant-based dyes, so you get breathable warmth with no synthetic irritation.
For the Amaru women, weaving by hand is a sacred tradition. Traditionally it has been the women’s role to create these textiles while the men would tend to the land.
They fight to preserve this task that has empowered them, and are proud to pass on the art of hand weaving to the children in the community.
Our wool and wool-blend products require special care. Do not machine wash or dry these products as it will distort the weave and fit.
Wash by hand in cold water with gentle detergent. Lay flat to dry.