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Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak

$129.00

Price: $129.00

Item#:1074786

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Versatile with lightweight warmth, this alpaca-blend cloak is great for travel in changeable climates. Modeled after the Andean ruana, a traditional style of draped cloak, its pattern of red and violet flowers is inspired by the wildlife of the Peruvian mountainside. The generous scarflike cowl neck and button front keep you warm when winds pick up, or on planes and indoors where the air-conditioning isn't under your control. One size fits most.

Handmade by artisans in Peru from a blend of alpaca, sheep's wool, and acrylic. Approximately 46"W x 32 1/2"L.

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 guidelines.


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Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Good length (4)
  • Quality materials (4)
  • Soft (4)
  • Warm (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going out (5)
    • As A fashion accessory (4)
    • Casual wear (4)
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Peruvian Alpaca cape

    By Maxie the cat

    from small town north of Boston

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Length
    • Quality Materials
    • Soft
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out

      Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

      Good for cool weather, but not for the extreme cold of NewEngland. Looks great with jeans, skirts and even dressy slacks. Very pleased with this purchase.

      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Nice

      By Caribbean Girl

      from Canada

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Length
      • Great For Travel On Plane
      • Light Weight But Warm
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Going Out
        • Great For Travelling

        Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

        This was my first clothing order. I bought this as I travel many times from a cold climate to a hot climate and wanted something I could wear on a plane that would not be bulky. This cloak worked perfectly. I am a little worried about it holding up when it is washed, but we will see. It was very comfortable to travel with and would recommend it to my friends

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold Weather Living
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great gift

        By Joan

        from Davis, Ca.

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Length
        • Quality Materials

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As A Fashion Accessory
          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Formal Events
          • Going Out

          Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

          Great topper to put on over everything from jeans to dressier look. I liked mine so much that I immediately ordered one for my daughter's birthday.

          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Can't wait for cooler weather

          By K8

          from Adelaide, South Australia

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Length
          • Quality Materials
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As A Fashion Accessory
            • Casual Wear
            • Cold Weather
            • Going Out

            Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

            I'm looking forward to cooler weather so that I can wear it. It's gorgeous.

            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Gear Usage:
            • Cold Weather Living
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value for the price!

            By Sasha

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Quality Materials
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Fashion Accessory
              • Going Out

              Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

              I reccommended it to my sister who has a larger frame.

              • Length:
              • Feels too long
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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