This is a brand new baby alpaca wool poncho, made of baby alpaca yarn, the finest yarns in the world. It is very soft, warm and won't itch.
Luxuriously silky to the touch, pleasing to the eye, lightweight, and exceptionally warm. Plus, it can be washed and air-dried. Form and function in equal measure!
- Silky-soft and luxurious
- 80% alpaca, 20% acrylic
- One size (approx.): 46" W x 33" H (118 cm W x 83 cm H)
- Weight (approx.): 1.5 lb (700 g)
- Sustainably-sourced, fairly-traded
- Dry cleaning preferred (optional - wash on delicate cool water)
- Air dry and comb with a soft brush to keep them looking beautiful (optional - dry on low for 10 minutes to fluff)
- Iron on low in same direction of fiber
- Handmade in Ecuador
An alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.
Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3,500 m (11,500 ft) to 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level, throughout the year. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fiber. Alpaca fiber is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool. These items include blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, a wide variety of textiles and ponchos in South America.
Baby Alpaca is considered one of the worlds few luxury fibers due to its unique properties of softness, luster, lightness, durability, & warmth. No other animal fiber combines ALL of these properties.
Alpaca is also considered a specialty fiber as less alpaca fiber is produced each year than cashmere, angora rabbit or mohair.