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Amano Yarns

For thousands of years the people of the Andes have made offerings to the gods that they believe dwell in the mountains, the earths, the rivers and the sky.  With Amano we want to bring back those magical beliefs to our time and through our hands, with creativity, feel the natural resources of the Peruvian Andes ourselves.  Amano is Luxury in its purest expression and represents generosity, a gift from the gods, a taste of the Andes.

 

Apu

Apu in quechua (the native language of the Incas) means mountain god. The Incas believed that the highest mountains of the Andes were extensions of the earth goddess (Pachamama) and places separated for the most sacred rituals. For the Inca, the finest alpaca textile were comparable in value to gold and the finest jewelry. For Amano, Apu represents a gift from the gods. The finest alpaca in the world. Imperial Alpaca (17 mic.) sorted and dehaired by hand, presented in its most natural state, raw white.

ApuContents: 
100% Imperial Alpaca/ Hand Wash cold water, Lay flt to dry
Gauge: 
US 4 needle
Yardage: 
109 yards
Weight(s): 
Fingering
Price: 
$ /skein

 

Ayni

Ayni in Quechua (the native language of the Incas) means exchange system. This system of barter trade for products and services still exist in some Andean communities. For Amano, Ayni represents a unique blend of raw materials: Baby Alpaca and Mulberry Silk. The color card is inspired on items still traded in Andean markets by the Ayni exchange system.

Ayni5Contents: 
80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk/ Hand Wash cold water, Lay flt to dry
Gauge: 
US 4 needle
Yardage: 
218 yards
Weight(s): 
Fingering
Price: 
$ /skein

 

Colca

Cloca is home of a millinery textile culture living in one of the deepest canyons in the world.  The colour inspiration comes from the intense pigments of the Colca valley.

Contents: 
56% Alpaca, 44% Silk/ Hand Wash cold water, Lay flt to dry
Gauge: 
US  needle
Yardage: 
yards
Weight(s): 
Fingering
Price: 
$ /skein

 

 

Eco Puna

Puna in quechua (the native language of the Incas) means Andes mountain. Puna is the essence of the Andes as the Alpaca is the essence of Amano. This yarn is 100% Baby Alpaca presented only in natural colors from Alpaca found across the Andes.

ecopuna-webContents: 
100% Alpaca/ Hand Wash cold water, Lay flt to dry
Gauge: 
US  needle
Yardage: 
yards
Weight(s): 
Fingering
Price: 
$ /skein

 

Mayu

Mayu in Quechua (the native language of the Incas) means river. This unique blend of Royal Alpaca, Cashmere and Mulberry Silk has an incomparable softness and fluid appearance. All colors are dip dyed imitating a dyeing technique used by the Incas. The inspiration for colors comes from the soft landscapes of the Peruvian Andes mountains.

Mayu1Contents: 
60% Royal Alpaca, 20% Cashmere, 20% Silk/ Hand Wash cold water, Lay flt to dry
Gauge: 
US 5 needle
Yardage: 
109 yards
Weight(s): 
Fingering
Price: 
$ /skein