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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% super fine 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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Great color (7)
  • Soft (6)
  • Warm (6)
  • Flattering (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Layering (7)
    • Casual wear (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Work (6)
    • Cold / extreme (5)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        90% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (6), Practical (5), Stylish (5), Classic style (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6), Yes (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    A beautiful sweater as a regular feature

    By Suzy Q

    from Grand Rapids Michigan

    About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • A Three Season Sweater
    • Comfortable
    • Great Color
    • Lightweight
    • Soft
    • Versatile
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Careful Will Shrink

    Best Uses

    • Layering
    • Travel
    • Work

    Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

    Be careful on washing, this is my second same sweater in five years, first is now too small, and this one is a bit loose but I know it will change with cleaning. Other sweaters purchased were the opposite. However love the sweater, get lot's of compliments.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL SWEATER, VERY SOFT & WARM

    By RUELLIA

    from WEST TEXAS

    About Me High-end shopper, Love Alpaca Sweaters, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Flattering
    • Good Buy
    • Great Color
    • Lightweight
    • Soft
    • Stylish
    • Versatile
    • Very Pleased With Purchas
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Dress up or down
      • Going Out
      • Layering
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

      ALPACA ARE THE VERY BEST FOR WARMTH, LOVE THE DESIGN & COLOR, DOES NOT
      SCRATCH LIKE WOOL DOES. LOVE TO WEARS ALPACA GARMENTS.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan

      By Anita- Jogger

      from London, Ontario,Canada

      About Me Comfort-oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear

        Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

        Great Design

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

        (7 of 7 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

            (7 of 7 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

                (5 of 5 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

                (4 of 5 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

                  (29 of 29 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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