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Use neutral color to unify mismatched furniture

Got a bunch of hand-me-down and thrifted furniture? One key to creating a unified look with furniture from varying design periods is to stick with a neutral color base on larger objects like dressers or bed frames. This allows you...

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Rustic Bedroom Bedding

by Colson Morgan Few interior design styles are as time-tested and flexible—not to mention dependably trendy—as rustic and farmhouse style. They are a loose and often overlapping family of design aesthetics. Farmhouse and rustic styles offer broad templates and key...

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What’s the difference between an alpaca and a llama?

    What’s the difference between an alpaca and a llama? Great question, and it’s one we hear a lot as we sell our beautiful products made from alpaca fleece.  Benoit’s quick answer is, “It’s like the difference between someone...

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Style of the Southwest – how you can incorporate it in your home

by Beth Wegener, October 2021 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ursula’s Trail Of Turquoise (@ursulastrailofturquoise) Southwest decorating style is the liberating option you’ve been longing for. Southwest interior design embodies many popular trends on social media...

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Giving Blankets as Gifts – Honoring Native Traditions

In North American native cultures, blankets are traditionally given to mark important events or life passages. While the practice has changed over the years, several Native American customers have purchased Los Andes Shop blankets for just this purpose! Our blankets...

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Southwestern style in decor

Our native print blankets work great in Southwestern style decor. What are key elements of Southwestern decor style?  Warm colors that reflect the sky and earth, such as terracotta and turquoise, although modern Southwestern decor often prefers the more subdued...

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Textile creation in Ecuador

Our handicrafts are not only beautiful and unusual, but they also tell a story of success for the people of Otavalo. (Debbie cannot resist explaining this because, after all, she has a degree in Latin American History. 🙂 ) The...

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The Weavers of Otavalo

While the artisans of Otavalo are no longer forced to produce cloth by the Spaniard colonizers like their ancestors, the cottage industries of textiles in Otavalo continue to undergo change.  We strive to support both the maintenance of traditional techniques...

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Variety of products

Our specialty is beautiful alpaca-blend blankets and couch throws, but we also carry other artisanal items that represent the great variety of textile craftsmanship in Otavalo, Ecuador. Contact us about cotton harem pants (AKA “sick pants, bru”), ponchos, sweaters, alpaca...

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Quality of service

Of course we are proud to bring you these beautiful products made by native artisans – but just as important to us is our relationship with you – our customers! Whether you order online or visit us in an outdoor...

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