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Peruvian Hats

Peruvian Hat

Get ready for the winter! Peruvian Hats offer so many different styles and color display, they really keep you warm and looking cool. Many are hand knitted, fleece lined for warmth around ears, forehead and back of neck area, with many designs finished with stylish multi-colour tassles.

These beautiful hats offer shelter and comfort. They are made in Peru using Andean naturals colors. The smoothness of the inca hats impress you and the thermal protection is perfect for low temperatures.

Alpaca wool is one of the finest fibers in the world.

Alpaca benefits

Peruvian HatThe Alpaca possesses a smooth, non irritating feel. It is actually lighter than cashmere, while being stronger, warmer more durable than wool. Alpaca products offer wicking and wonderful thermal insulation! and of course they last for years.

Grab a Bargain

Browse lovely and affordable hand knitted hats made by peruvian artisans. Either for yourself, family, friends or even for business, you'll find many lovely "inca style" hats to choose from. You know it works...;-)

Fair Trade

Fair Trade is a very common practice in Peru. They are actively involved in supporting and aiding Indigenous Communities throughout the country. No middlemen, no child labour, craftsmen directly benefit from the trade.

Fair Trade teaches us that consumers are not condemned to be only bargain hunters. It reminds us that trade is about people, their livelihoods, their families and sometimes even their survival.

Moche Culture

Mochica or Moche culture emerged and developed in the centuries I and VII, taking place in the long and narrow strip of desert on the north coast of Peru where the remains of their pyramid temples, palaces, fortresses and irrigation systems are proof of their high artistic development and technological and complex organization.

The Moche innovated technology and metallurgical production with intensive use of copper in the manufacture of ornaments, weapons and tools.

Moche Culture and Art

Chavin Culture

The art of the Chavín culture (900-200 B.C) influenced all its neighbours and was felt long after its decline. The Chavín was not a warlike culture and spread its influence through peaceful interaction.

The Chavin influenced an area covering most of the northern Peru's highlands and coast. It is believed they worshipped the jaguars, since this animal appears in many of their pottery.
This period represents the greatest early development in weaving, pottery and agriculture.

Chavin Culture and Art

Chimu Culture

The Chimu Culture built a capital at Chan Chan, north of Trujillo. Chan Chan is the largest pre-Columbian city in Peru, covering about 20 sq km, and is estimated to have housed about 50,000 people.

Pottery from the Chimu Culture was mass-produced and manufactured from readily available clay found along the coast of Peru. Head cups, head vases, etc. are typical of the Chimu Culture. The winged eyes used in their artwork are said to be the eyes of dead souls, and it looks like they were meant to be funerary items. Designs on the cup rim, back, and sides resemble Mesoamerican writing.

Chimu Culture and Art

Peruvian Bracelets
The unique materials and beautiful designs used to create Peruvian bracelets make it ideal for both personal adornment and loving gifts for friends and family.

Peruvian Hats
The beautiful Peruvian hats offer shelter and comfort. They are made in Peru using Andean naturals colors. The smoothness of the inca hats impress you and the thermal protection is perfect for low temperatures.

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