In Quechua, Qenqo means labyrinth or zig-zag and the temple is named for the crooked canal cut out of its rock. Unlike the inspiration behind the design, the Qenqo leather pouch will make sure your essentials are never lost or misplaced. This is a piece you will always need and use, no matter what the occasion. The natural leather on the inside also makes it easy to clean.
Known for producing the Fiber of the Gods, alpacas have a rich history in South America's Andean mountains, dating back over 6,000 years when their fur was yielded and reserved for Incan royalty. Our zip Qunqo pouch in baby alpaca fur makes the perfect gift for yourself or a friend. Wear it as a clutch or throw it in your tote, this piece will be one that will for sure stand out.
Designed in St. Louis by daph.
Handcrafted in Peru with Baby Alpaca Fur and/or Peruvian llama Leather
Cleaning Instructions: For light cleaning this purse, wipe with a damp cloth. For more serious cleaning, please contact a leather/fur cleaning professional.
Please Note: Dark clothing may rub off on the surface of the light colored leathers. Due to the natural, unlined quality of the leather, there is a chance color-crocking may occur on very lightly colored items in the dark colored bags. Rain also has the potential to cause color-crocking.
Width: 7.5 in.
Height: 6 in.
Baby Alpaca Fur Pouch is lined and appears larger due to fur.
Our founder and designer, Daphne Benzaquen, is a native of Peru. During a trip to the large Peruvian city Arequipa, Daphne became intrigued by two of the country’s sustainable resources: llama leather and baby alpaca fur.
Llama Leather & Alpaca Fiber
By introducing llama leather to the U.S. market, daph. is providing an alternative that is lighter, more durable and 15 times stronger than cattle leather. Baby alpaca fur provides luxurious warmth - and the shearing process is necessary for the alpacas to survive hot months in the southern hemisphere.
Compared to the market leader, cashmere, alpaca fleece and fur have a smaller environmental footprint and a more sustainable product lifeline. And, by using the highest-quality natural resources, we are creating products with superior water resistance, elasticity and flexibility.
Alpacas have a rich history in South America's Andean mountains, dating back over 6,000 years when their fur was yielded and reserved for Incan royalty. This can be attributed to the the superior features of the alpaca, including warmth, strength and water resistance. Baby alpaca fur has been prized for centuries.
Baby Alpaca fibers, named after the fineness of the fiber, not the age of the animal, are hand-selected for their superior softness.
Alpaca are EXTREMELY ENVIRONMENTALLY friendly. They produce high fiber yields with less food and water resources.
The lightweight and long-lasting fiber has exceptional breathability to keep you comfortable in various climates.
The majority of our pieces are handcrafted with 100% Peruvian pima cotton. Softer and more absorbent than any other type of cotton, Peruvian pima cotton is the world’s finest, prized for its exceptional durability, softness, and brilliant luster. Unlike most commercial cotton, Peruvian pima cotton is harvested entirely by hand. This careful hand-harvesting results in a brilliant white shade of whole cotton, which dyes beautifully and feels soft and smooth against the skin. And, since it’s hypoallergenic, pima cotton is an excellent choice for people with skin sensitivities.
Working with ancient techniques passed from generation to generation, the artisans are able to transform their families and communities, using their unique handiwork as a bridge to economic independence.