SENKAPA WRAP BRACELET // botanically dyed baby alpaca
Known as senkapas, these wrap bracelets are traditional to Andean culture, commonly seen as adornments and straps on montera hats.
Handwoven at the Pichinku workshop with botanically dyed baby alpaca, your senkapa bracelet wraps several times around the wrist and has loose fringe at each end for ties. Try them too as a high-waisted accessory with dresses, as hat bands or tied to your glasses.
Senkapa wrap bracelets are thoughtful gifts for loved ones, yourself or both! Each purchase directly contributes to the preservation of Andean weaving traditions.
Please note that colors will vary between computer-phone-tablet monitors and dye baths, and though we try our best to post color-accurate photos, variations should be anticipated. For any questions or concerns about color exactness, please contact us!
Natural dyes fade beautifully with time and may run a bit when washed but will retain their vibrancy with proper care. We recommend hand washing in cold water with a drop of pH neutral detergent and laying flat to dry away from direct sunlight.
Why pH neutral detergent?
Most commercial, even all natural detergents, are acidic or alkiline solutions that could alter naturally dyed colors. For example, we use citric acid or lime juice as a modifier to dye bright reds with cochineal. An acidic (or alkiline) detergent can have a similar result, breaking down dyes and changing colors even in the first wash.
Need help finding a pH neutral detergent to care for your naturally dyed yarns? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!