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As a result of the Brexit, Pro-Idee is temporarily closing its UK online shop (www.proidee.co.uk) until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience. Everything you might want to know about the situation is to be found in the FAQs below. It will surely help you navigate through this change and answer the most frequent questions you might ask yourself regarding ordering, shipping, delivering and many other areas which are impacted by the closing of our online shop. As we remain committed to curating a unique selection of high quality products, we invite you to continue shopping in our German, French, Dutch, Austrian or Swiss online shop if you wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the UK. We thank you for the continuous support throughout the years and we hope to be able to reopen our UK online shop in the near future.

Pro-Idee brings your orders in from the Continent. Due to the new import regulations in connection with Brexit, we are currently unable to make deliveries. We very much hope to be able to supply the UK market again shortly. Please visit our website from time to time for news.

Unfortunately we do not accept any more orders for deliveries to the UK at the moment. Any possible backorder has been cancelled. Should you have made any payments, these have been refunded. For orders with delivery addresses outside the UK, please visit any of our other Pro-Idee websites: www.proidee.de, www.proidee.fr, www.proidee.nl, www.proidee.at or www.proidee.ch. We will be happy to accept and carry out your orders!

Our service team is here for you and will be happy to assist you with any queries. Please contact us by mail to info@proidee.co.uk or phone us on 0844 846 50 50. You find our up-to-date opening hours please on our website.

Your statutory right of withdrawal applies to all orders placed by 02 December 2020. For a hassle free processing of your returns please ship your goods to Pro-Idee,Woodview Road, Paignton, TQ4 7SR by 24 December 2020 at the latest.

Our customer service is in place for you to help – even far into 2021. Please contact us by mail to info@proidee.co.uk or phone us on 0844 846 50 50. You find our up-to-date opening hours please on our website.

Smitten Quipu belt

Likely the most authentic ethno belt: Hand-knotted in conformity with the knot writing method of the Incas.

From the Pro-Idee Special Shop Fashion Classics
  • To create a belt, roughly 20 threads of impressive length are being knotted to a length of up to 15 metres.
  • It upgrades casual denim and chino outfits to the fashionable ethno style.

Likely the most authentic ethno belt: Hand-knotted in conformity with the knot writing method of the Incas.

By ethno specialist Smitten.

Many of the mass-produced accessories with random patterns fall under the trend called ‘ethno’. However, these Quipu belts are true masterpieces of Peruvian folk art. The ancient Peruvian knot writing method Quipu was established more than 2,000 years B.C. and can be traced to the Inca era around 1,530 A.C. A small group of women from the Paccha community still cultivates this traditional knotting technique today.
To create a belt, roughly 20 threads of impressive length are being knotted to a length of up to 15 metres.
The modest homes of the Andean village don’t offer enough space for that. Thus the threads are stretched outdoors. The knotting technique alone produces these beautiful lozenge patterns that vary depending on the shade and number (2 to max. 5) of the selected colours.
It upgrades casual denim and chino outfits to the fashionable ethno style.
The German company Smitten brings these delightful masterpieces to Europe and ensures fair wages and humane working conditions at the production site.

Width approx. 3.5cm (1.4″). Made of nylon. Studs, loops and buckle made of metal, galvanised antique silver.
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