Traditional Peruvian alpaca poncho "Huayruros"

Traditional Peruvian alpaca poncho "Huayruros"


A traditional Peruvian poncho with a style characteristic to the community of Huilloc. The people of that community most commonly wear ponchos that have red as its dominant color. People from other communities call them "Huayruros" because, having a dark skin color, when wearing their red ponchos they resemble the huayruros, the seeds of a plant from the jungle that is mostly red with a large black spot on one side.


Materials & Design

This poncho is handcrafted with alpaca yarn that is a mix of alpaca, sheep wool and synthetic material. Some colors are a result of handcrafted, natural dyes and some are industrially dyed. The poncho is woven using a backstrap loom, the traditional weaving technique of the region employed since ancient times. It features a variety of traditional patterns of Inka origin, including the "Flower of Pachamama" or "Flower of Mother Earth", and a rich fringe on all sides. Like most Peruvian ponchos, this is a two-piece poncho i.e. made by joining two separately woven pieces together.



Without the fringe, it is 153 cm long, 118 cm wide, and it has a 27.5 cm neck opening.

It weighs 1143 grams.

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:

  • $43.10 USD using Express Shipping service to North America
  • $53.31 USD using Economy Shipping service to North America
  • $43.25 USD using Express Shipping service to Europe
  • $53.46 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.

Alpaca roaming at Kinsa Cocha

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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