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Aymara Alpaca Sweater

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Indigenous Aymara and Quechua people have raised alpacas for centuries in the high-altitude, windswept Peruvian plains. Its extreme warmth, light weight, and natural resistance to water make alpaca wool an ideal fabric for the frigid winters of the Andean Altiplano. This turquoise-hued cardigan is made by Aymara and Quechua women working in Peru, and features bands of traditional Peruvian textile patterns. With a soft drape and hidden zipper, it combines the travel-friendly qualities of alpaca with a flattering cut. 40% alpaca, 30% wool, 30% acrylic.


Women's sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18)


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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Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Great color (5)
  • Soft (5)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Flattering (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Layering (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Casual wear (3)
    • Going out (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (4), Practical (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    not pure alpaca

    By pg

    from oregon

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Color
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Itchy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

      i did not pay attention to the acrylic mix before ordering since I was buying another 100%alpaca at the same time....this is very itchy /allergenic

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lovely jacket

      By BomMom

      from Northeastern Pennsylvania

      About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Flattering
      • Great Color
      • Soft
      • Stylish
      • Versatile
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Layering
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

        This is the perfect jacket to light up a little black dress. It tastefully adds just the right amount of color. In fact, it's nice enough for me to wear as mother of the groom at out son's wedding.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Delicate, graceful and classy

        By Nana Judy

        from Olympia WA

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Intricate design
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Out
          • Layering
          • Travel

          Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

          This is a beautiful sweater/ jacket that really dresses up a pair of slacks, skirt, or simple black dress. the color is terrific with gray/ white hair. the neckline is very flattering and the wool is not itchy on your skin. i think it runs a little small; i ordered medium, though i am rather short (5'2") and it fits perfectly.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pretty ALPACA-BLEND Sweater

          By Trish

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Comfort-oriented, Down to earth

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Color
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Thin Fabric

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

            This is a very pretty sweater, but I was disappointed that the sweater is described as alpaca when in fact it contains only 40% alpaca. (Note that it is also made up of 30% wool and 30% acrylic - information that is missing in the online product description.) The sweater is lighter in weight than I anticipated, but I still expect to get a lot of use out of it.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Slimmer Style Makes This Sweater

            By Ruth

            from Lakewood

            About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Look For New Designs, Practical, Stylish, Trendy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A Regal High Neck
            • Comfortable
            • Flattering
            • Great Color
            • Lightweight
            • Soft
            • Stylish
            • Versatile
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • A First Date Look
              • Casual Wear
              • Cold Weather
              • Going Out
              • Layering
              • Stately Dinner
              • Travel
              • Work

              Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

              I love this "fitted" look with its High Color which makes the Sweater look Stylish on the Body. Loved the sweater so much, I have both colors in your Brochure.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very good product

              By Britt

              from Berkeley, ca

              About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Flattering
              • Great Color
              • Lightweight
              • Soft
              • Stylish
              • Versatile
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Layering
                • Travel

                Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

                Wear with jeans or dress it up, comfortable, stylish,.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very nice.

                By jennj

                from Seattle

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Aymara Turquoise Alpaca Sweater:

                I gave this as a gift and wished I had purchased one for myself. Very pretty and comfortable. Fits nicely.

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