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Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater

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Lightweight, warm, and naturally water-resistant alpaca wool has been used for centuries on the Peruvian Altiplano. Here, hand-dyed alpaca is embroidered with baroque motifs inspired by the architecture of Peru’s Jesuit churches. The purple ombré pattern fades from dark to light purple. Hidden front zipper.


Made in Peru. 100% alpaca. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18), XXL (20).


Hand-wash or dry clean.


Indigenous people in South America have raised alpaca for its fleece for thousands of years before Europeans learned about the animal and exported alpaca fiber to Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today this domesticated animal is bred throughout the world, but its native habitat is the Andean altiplano: Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile.


Descended from the wild vicuña, alpaca resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. Its fleece is similar to sheep's wool, but is usually softer, less prickly, and has minimal lanolin content, making it virtually hypoallergenic. Its extreme warmth, relatively light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean altiplano. These qualities have also led to a rise in the use of alpaca fiber in outdoor gear and active wear, although it is also easily spun into a fine enough yarn for use in suits and other dress wear.


Most alpaca products can be treated as you would an object made of sheep's wool—hand wash using a mild soap and lukewarm water, or dry clean—but check the tag or manufacturer's instructions for specific instructions.


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Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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          • No (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Love, love, love

        I love my new sweater. I am a size 6/8 and bought medium. I am 5'1 and 119 lbs. Fit is comfortably loose and sleeves are long so I do have to...Read complete review

        I love my new sweater. I am a size 6/8 and bought medium. I am 5'1 and 119 lbs. Fit is comfortably loose and sleeves are long so I do have to cuff it. I don't think it's sloppy and I am definitely between sizes. I love the softness of the 100% alpaca. I am allergic to all wool, but recently discovered I can wear alpaca. Colors are rich, too.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Very pretty, but itchy!

        I like this sweater and wear it for special occassions. However, it is itchy on the skin, so requires that I wear it over a long-sleeved cotton shirt.

        I like this sweater and wear it for special occassions. However, it is itchy on the skin, so requires that I wear it over a long-sleeved cotton shirt.

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        3.0

        Pretty sweater but

        By tarheel

        from Cary, NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fit well
        • Well Made

        Cons

        • Color darker

        Best Uses

        • Mild winter weather

        Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

        I have not worn the sweater yet. I was disappointed that the sweater is darker than pictured in the catalog and online. It is dark purple not the heather purple pictured in the earlier paper catalog.
        It is pretty but not what I expected. the lighter color appeared to be soft and lovely. The purple is ok but not as attractive.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Soft, warm and luxurious

        By Dusty Okie

        from SE. Oklahoma

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Workmanship
        • Gets Many Compliments
        • Helps Indigenous People
        • Soft Warm And Luxurious

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • FASHION STATEMENT
        • Warmth without weight

        Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

        Great to wear something so beautiful that keeps you warm and gathers many compliments. I like the fact that purchasing this sweater provides income for Peruvians. It feels so soft and warm to wear!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        very nice fit

        By pg

        from oregon

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colorful
        • Convenient Zip
        • Nice fit
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Add color
          • Day to evening

          Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

          easy zip stylish

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love, love, love

          By MH

          from Boston

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Slimming Taper

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

            I love my new sweater. I am a size 6/8 and bought medium. I am 5'1 and 119 lbs. Fit is comfortably loose and sleeves are long so I do have to cuff it. I don't think it's sloppy and I am definitely between sizes. I love the softness of the 100% alpaca. I am allergic to all wool, but recently discovered I can wear alpaca. Colors are rich, too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Peruvian Ombre Alpaca Sweater

            By SharonKing

            from Loudon, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice And Soft Beautiful

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

            Very beautiful sweater but unfortunately I wear "plus" size clothing and this sweater is not available for my size.

             
            4.0

            Peruvian Ombre Alpaca Sweater

            By marn54

            from Alexandria, VA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Warm

            Cons

            • A Bit Itchey

            Best Uses

            • Great for cold weather

            Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

            This sweater is elegant and nice for a casual evening. I wish I could have bought a tank or camisole (available on the website) to compliment the colors of the sweater.

             
            4.0

            Beautiful but runs large

            By Never a Dull Moment

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • High quality feel
            • Lovely colors
            • Only Minor Itchiness
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Boxy Fit
            • No Size X-small Available
            • Runs large

            Best Uses

              Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

              I so love this sweater, but the fit simply isn't complimentary. I wear a Size 6 and the Small is just too big. There is a tapering at the waist, but the sweater still hangs away from my body to a noticeable degree and the shoulders are too wide. So my advice is to order a size down if you can and enjoy the beautiful look and feel of this sweater!

               
              5.0

              15-yr. old's most favorite clothing gift

              By Solvej

              from Washington, D.C.

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

              My daughter's most favorite clothing gift from NG shop so far! None of the dreaded "scratching" from this wool sweater. Took Dad a number of views of catalogue photo to decide on this selection - design took time to grow in Dad's imagination. Daughter doesn't like flower designs, but this one worked.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sweater! Great buy!

              By dawnc1

              from Federal Way, WA

              Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

              The sweater is great for fall weater. I get so many compliments wearing this sweater. I have not found anything wrong with the sweater.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Raised Colored Flowers wins big.

              By Ruth

              from Lakewood

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Baroque motifs fit colors
              • Good Shades of purple

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Conference Ready
                • Evening Event

                Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

                The Raised Multi Colored Flowers, near the mid Center of the Sweater catches the Viewer, and Circles down and around the Sweater in an appealing way.

                Different Color adds to the wardrobe for color coordination, and makes an unique gift to see by others.

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