An alpaca shawl that can be wrapped around your shoulders or worn on your head to keep you warm or to dress in style. It is handcrafted using traditional techniques and the weaving is very fine.
The design features a rainbow in the middle surrounded by stars on the one side and suns on the other; and a pattern represent the mountains (Apus). The alpaca-white background gives it a modern and elegant feeling; traditional patterns with a modern touch.
The weaving, and the thread itself, are very fine.
The yarn is high quality, soft alpaca yarn. Sometimes, the design patterns that stand out (such as the stars and the suns) are made with sheep wool.
The white and black colors are naturally occurring variations of the alpaca hair. Αll other colors are implemented using natural, handcrafted dyes:
- Variations of blue come from the indigo plant.
- Variations of green come from the chillka plant.
- Variations of yellow come from the q'olle plant.
- Variations of red, orange and purple come from the cactus insect cochineal.
It is 57 cm (22.44") wide and 175 cm (68.90") long, without the fringe. The fringe length ranges between 8 cm (3.15") and 15 cm (5.91").
Natural alpaca textiles should be handwashed in cold water using mild detergent. Let them dry on a flat surface so that they don't loose their shape.
We will only be able to confirm the shipping costs for an order when we know the exact combination of items and the destination address. In some cases items can be added to an existing shopping cart without incurring additional shipping costs.
As an example, the shipping costs when this product is the only item in an order, are:
- $36.08 USD using Express Shipping service to North America
- $33.81 USD using Economy Shipping service to North America
- $37.46 USD using Express Shipping service to Europe
- $35.73 USD using Economy Shipping service to Europe
The Express Shipping service normally requires up to 10 days for delivery and the Economy Shipping service may require up to 25 days, unless there are delays in the customs authority of your country.
We normally dispatch orders within 1-3 working days of the order placement. In some cases we may require more time due to operational difficulties in the region or lack of immediate availability. In such cases we will notify you seeking a confirmation that the extra time required is acceptable for you.
About the alpaca fiber
Alpaca is the natural fiber that is derived from the hair of the Alpaca camelid, a species native to the Andes that lives between 3,500 and 4,500 meters altitude. The indigenous people in the Peruvian Andes have been harvesting the alpaca fiber for thousands of years in order to create a variety of handmade textiles. Good quality alpaca produces luxurious textiles that are famed for being lightweight, warm, strong, hypoallergenic, and for having water and fire resistance qualities.
Here are some similar products handcrafted in the communities of the Peruvian Andes with 100% alpaca yarn.