This handwoven alpaca scarf is made with first quality, super fine alpaca wool. It feels like a cloud to the touch. Master craftsman and women in Bolivia, using traditional methods and tools, have elegantly and expertly created this treasure that will become your favorite neck warmer in the upcoming winter months. The houndstooth design gives it a contemporary yet classic look. It is a must-have and unique accessory straight from the rugged Andes!
- Size: 11.5"W x 56"L (with 4" tassles)
- 100% Super Fine Alpaca Wool
- Handwoven in Bolivia
More About the Alpaca Wool:
In the extreme weather conditions of the Andes thrives the small, surefooted mammal belonging to the camel family - the alpaca (looks a lot like a llama). As a result, alpaca wool has unique characteristics and is one of the finest and most luxurious natural fibers in the world. It is as soft as cashmere yet warmer, lighter and stronger than wool, comes in more colors than any other fiber producing animal, maintains a natural luster and, due to its lanolin content, is also water repellent. It most attractive quality, however, is its thermostatic properties that allow it stay warm in the cold and cool in the sun. It is obvious why this cashmere-like fleece was once just reserved for the Incan royalty! Lucky us to now be able to enjoy it so readily.
**Additional picture is how you typically might see a llama or alpaca in Bolivia! This one is hanging out on Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.