Alpaca shoulder bag "Purple stars"

Alpaca shoulder bag "Purple stars"


A small but stylish handcrafted bag of the finest quality that can give an extraordinary touch to your outfit.



The depictions are traditional weaving patterns from the Chahuaytire community that represent the stars and the mountains, and it has a rather modern feel to it.

The design is the same on both sides. It is open at the top.



This bag is handcrafted using high quality, soft alpaca yarn. Sometimes the design patterns that stand out (e.g. the stars) are made with sheep wool.

All yarn has been dyed with natural, handcrafted colors:

  • The dominant violet/purple colors come from the cactus insect cochineal.
  • The green color comes from the chillka plant.



Almost square in shape, it is 17 cm (6.69") tall (without the fringe) and 16.5 cm (6.50") wide, with a 16 cm (6.30") fringe extension. The strap is 130 cm (51.18") long, with a drop height of 64 cm (25.20").

Natural alpaca textiles should be handwashed in cold water using mild detergent. Let them dry on a flat surface so that they don't loose their shape.

We will only be able to confirm the shipping costs for an order when we know the exact combination of items and the destination address. In some cases items can be added to an existing shopping cart without incurring additional shipping costs.

As an example, the shipping costs when this product is the only item in an order, are:

  • $28.92 USD using Express Shipping service to North America
  • $12.69 USD using Economy Shipping service to North America
  • $32.36 USD using Express Shipping service to Europe
  • $12.99 USD using Economy Shipping service to Europe

The Express Shipping service normally requires up to 10 days for delivery and the Economy Shipping service may require up to 25 days, unless there are delays in the customs authority of your country.

We normally dispatch orders within 1-3 working days of the order placement. In some cases we may require more time due to operational difficulties in the region or lack of immediate availability. In such cases we will notify you seeking a confirmation that the extra time required is acceptable for you.

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    The perfect shawl!

    by Maria B.

    I am really excited with this purchase! The material, mostly alpaca, is really high quality; the thread is very fine and it is soft at the touch, more than I would expect from a woven product. The colors come from natural dyes and yet they are more vivid than I expected.

    6 years 9 months ago
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About the alpaca fiber

Alpaca is the natural fiber that is derived from the hair of the Alpaca camelid, a species native to the Andes that lives between 3,500 and 4,500 meters altitude. The indigenous people in the Peruvian Andes have been harvesting the alpaca fiber for thousands of years in order to create a variety of handmade textiles. Good quality alpaca produces luxurious textiles that are famed for being lightweight, warm, strong, hypoallergenic, and for having water and fire resistance qualities.

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