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Cusco Alpaca Cardigan

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La Compañia church in Cusco, Peru, is one of the most breathtaking examples of colonial baroque architecture in the Americas, and its ornate facade was the inspiration for the patterns on our alpaca wool cardigan. The lightweight and naturally insulating alpaca fiber makes it a perfect layer for cool weather.


Hand-loomed in Peru. 100% alpaca with mother-of-pearl buttons. 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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Cusco Alpaca Cardigan
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Soft, soft and warm

By SafirLaila

from Norway

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

Nice, good quality and very soft. The buttons are beatiful. I was excited about the size, I usually use 42-44 and I ordered XL. It fitted nicely.
But the color was a little more purple than the picture.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Lovely alpaca cardigan

By quality clothes conscious dresser

from Whidbey Island, WA

Verified Buyer

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

        Used as total picture; to present a total picture it needs to be worn over a sweater, or such, rather than alone. Runs small so better used as jacket. Also, was surprised it was not a heavier weight. It needs to be worn on top of a sweater, or turtleneck, etc. in order to get the warmth

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect function and appeal

        By Cindy

        from Raleigh, NC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Soft warm good fit

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

            very soft, warm all the way up the neck line, perfect fit, beautiful pattern

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the cardigan

            By Grace SM

            from San Marcos, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easter Lily Pink
            • Excellent Soft Quality
            • Style is elegant
            • Warm and light weight

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • All occasion
            • Banquet Travel

            Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

            Bright easter lily pink with ruby red edge color and delicate pattern, an elegant high quality pure alpaca cardigan. I wish I had known National Georgraphi sells pure alpaca cardigan erlier.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I wanted a warm sweater.

            By none

            from Janesville Wisconsin

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fine quality

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • As A Warm Sweater

            Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

            No other information necessary.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            even kids liked it

            By silvertip

            from kelowna bc canada

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

            very impressed ,for christmas gift

            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            beautiful sweater runs small

            By Judy

            from Indianapolis

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Beautful color
            • Lovely style
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Runs way too small

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cusco Alpaca Cardigan:

              I usually wear XL but can often wear L in a top. But this XL could only be buttoned by stretching, so I reluctantly will return it. Otherwise gorgeous.

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