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Peruvian ‘Senkapa’ Wrap Bracelets

25.00 AUD

I’d always coveted these beautiful beaded bracelets when I’d seen them wrapped around friend’s wrists in the past. So when I found them being sold on the corners of Cusco’s romantic cobbled streets in Peru, I couldn’t resist picking some up.
Known locally as senkapas, they are handwoven by Quechua women in high Andean communities using locally-sourced alpaca wool and natural dyes. I was told that each white bead represents a star in the cosmos, symbolising our unity and our place in the greater scheme of things.
Whether you wear it around your wrist, as a choker around your neck, or as a hat band, your senkapa will bring a touch of Andean flair to any outfit.

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Condition: New, with a few imperfections due to the handmade nature of the item.
Material: Alpaca wool with intricate white beading. Handwoven in Peru.
Size: Varied; 90-110cm long.

Pieces featured in Nina’s Bazaar are vintage, pre-loved or handmade one-offs so there may be imperfections which add to the character of each piece.


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