$ 390.00 USD

Singular object. Two-sided fine knit blanket in baby alpaca wool. Qualities: Light, soft to the touch and high thermal capacity. Material: 80% Blend of alpaca wool and 20% Acrylic. Measurements: 194 x 232 cm. NET weight: 1.3 kilos. Made in Ecuador. Imported by Utilitario Mexicano. Special care: Hand or machine wash at 30º. Don't Drain. Do not tumble dry. Do not use whitener. Not dry clean or chemical clean. Use of steam ironing recommended.

The 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 high in 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. from the sea. Considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but specifically for their fiber. Alpaca shearing is done once a year between the months of October and November, before summer. The fiber is used to make 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. The alpaca is a product of ancient Andean civilizations. Alpaca fiber is world renowned for its quality. The fiber is fine, strong (second only to silk among natural fibers), very warm, comfortable, and as light as a feather.