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Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan

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Eighteenth-century churches dot the region of Chiquitos in Bolivia's eastern rain savanna, and motifs found on furniture and paintings at San Jose de Chiquitos were the inspiration for this superfine alpaca sweater. The blend of 15 colors is reminiscent of local stained glass and wrought ironwork.

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

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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Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Layering (5)
    • Casual wear (4)
    • Cold / extreme (4)
    • Going out (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        86% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (4), Classic style (3), Practical (3), Stylish (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lovely but be careful.

    By O.

    from Virginia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

        BE CAREFUL when purchasing this item though. Their "medium", which I have learnt from previous experience with National Geographic's pure alpcaca cardigans, is actually what other merchants list as small. You may have to try two sizes to see what fits which means you will incur return shipping fees.

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

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Christmas gift for daugher in law

        By Lynndelew

        from Bushnell. Fl.

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Fabrics

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

        Unfortunately, daughter in law said it made her itch and I had to return it. Got one for my son and he likes it. Both are beautiful sweaters. Daughter in law has problems with lots of fabrics.

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

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Eye-catching, with multi-colored design

        By Ruth

        from Lakewood

        About Me Comfort-oriented, Eye Appealing Clothes, Stylish, Trendy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A Look of the Old Country
        • Many vivid colors
        • Ornate Design
        • Regal Looking
        • Stately

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concert Attendance

          Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

          The most intricate design of all my sweaters from National Geographic.

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

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product

          By marty

          from lancaster,ohio

          About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Going Out
            • Layering
            • Travel
            • Work

            Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

            for Warmth and comfort in the winter. Very warm and soft.

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

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love It!

            By Always trying

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Flattering
            • Great Color
            • Lightweight
            • Looks great on
            • Soft
            • Stylish
            • Versatile
            • Warm

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

            I am tall and enjoy my comforts, this sweater meets all my needs and makes me look good to!

            • 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

            colors different from photo

            By swede

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Classic

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Flattering
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Layering

              Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

              Pictures shows stronger colors that reality but still very attractive

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

              (28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              marvelous!

              By nativehoosier

              from Corrales, NM

              About Me Classic, Comfortable luxury, Stylish

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Classic and timeless
              • Comfortable
              • Flattering
              • Great Color
              • Soft
              • Stylish
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

                When I saw this, I fell in love with the colors, patterns, and style. It did not disappoint. I would only pay this much knowing that the artists who make these are benefitting from exposure through NGS. I have looked at many alpaca sweaters online, but NGS ensures that the size and quality are consistent. I trust the buying process at NGS.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length

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