Bamboo Chenille Poncho, One Size
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Our bamboo chenille poncho is gorgeous and comfortable. It drapes beautifully. Suitable for wearing outdoors or indoors. Add a scarf as well!
PLEASE LOOK AT THE BAMBOO SCARVES, CHOOSE YOUR FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD CHOICES AND LET US KNOW THESE PREFERENCES IN THE NOTES SECTION OF YOUR ORDER.
WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING COLORS CURRENTLY IN STOCK. CLICK ON EACH LINK (WHICH. WILL OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW) TO SEE THAT COLOR COMBINATION:
Raspberry Apricot 4C-78; Turquoise Coral 4C-85; Autumn Rainbow (6C-4), Green, Purple, Blue (6C-5), Greens, Brown, Copper 6C-7; Greens, Blue, Coffee (6C-8), Purples, Lilac, Violet 6C-9; Blues Purples 6C-11; New Autumn (6C-17), Red, Blue, Light Coffee 6C-19; Turquoise, Celestial Blues 6C-20; Blues, Dark Gray 6C-24; Black N; Blue Grays Black 4C-112; Gold, Burgundy, Black, White, Gray 4C-92; and Blue, Green, Burgundy, Gray 6C-57.
OTHERS MAY BE BACK-ORDERED AND WILL BE DELIVERED WITHIN 4 TO 6 WEEKS.
The process of making a poncho is labor intensive. Bamboo chenille is wound into skeins on a hand-powered machine, then hand-dyed with dyes imported from the US. The yarn is then warped onto a warping board. The same is done with cotton thread which serves as the weft. The fabric is then handwoven on a traditional backstrap loom, a process which takes a full day of work. Two pieces of fabric are woven for each poncho. The fabric is washed and then tailored by the co-op's talented tailors, and the fringes hand-tied.
The chenille is made from sustainably-grown organic bamboo thread in China. It is colorfast and will not rub off onto your clothing.
Hand wash in cold water with mild soap such as hair or baby shampoo, lay flat until almost dry, then “fluff up” briefly (three minutes) with a fabric softener sheet in a dryer set on low-heat gentle.
Always use fabric softener and minimize agitation and heat. Agitation will eventually remove the pile from the chenille and the tassels, and tangle the tassels. Heat could shrink your item.
For creases or a too-worn look, freshen up by spritzing with water and drying as above. Or hang in a steamy bathroom.
The fabric has already been washed by hand and dried as above, in Guatemala.
Or you may professionally dry clean your poncho.