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Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater

Price: $189.00 Sale Price:   $69.99

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A highlight of the trek to Machu Picchu is entering the dense, humid ceja de selva, the “jungle’s eyebrow,” just before entering the 15th-century Inca site. Our alpaca sweater features designs inspired by the flora found in this lush landscape, including orchids, bamboo, and the pisonay tree, considered sacred by the Inca. Hand-embroidered details and knit buttons are stitched in pima cotton.


100% alpaca. Made in Peru. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).


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, alpacas resemble a cross between a llama and a sheep. The 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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Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater
 
4.9

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        5.0

        i would buy and recommend this product.

        By Di loves unique

        from Bedford, Nova Scotia

        Pros

        • Perfect Fit
        • Unique and lovely

        Cons

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            Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

            Nicely fitted and good back length.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            GORGEOUS SWEATER!

            By Woolie

            from Ozzie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Fit
            • Soft
            • Spectacular Design

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • DRESS UP AND CASUAL
            • Warmth

            Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

            This sweater is beautiful, lightweight, warm and soft. It is more fitted than it appears in the photo. It has many subtle shades of color, so it goes with things you have, changing the look by bringing out one color or another. Nothing but compliments on this warm but very lightweight work of art!

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            4.0

            Soft and attractive

            By raspberryberet

            from Washington DC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Soft
            • very warm

            Cons

            • A bit too warm

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              Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

              Lovely cardigan that is warm and pretty - a bit too warm even. Good value for the quality.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful with stitching detail

              By Suzy Q

              from Grand Rapids Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent quality

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                  Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

                  Love all the alpaca wool sweaters, this is the fifth one I have. Have received many compliments as can be worn to many different occasions in our Midwest climate. Do not ball up like so many sweaters sold today. Do have to be careful in hand washing and I always buy large size though medium would be the best fit, being wool expect some shrinkage. Always warm with layering.
                  This sweater is striking with the added features of the red buttons and stitches highlighting the design.
                  Will continue to purchase alpaca sweaters if this quality, design, and features are maintained.

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful,soft, and well made

                  By Vick

                  from Andrews NC

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful pattern
                  • soft to the touch
                  • Very well made

                  Cons

                  • Pretty pricey

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                    Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

                    Excellent made sweater; nice to the touch; unusual pattern; just a bit too pricey...a sale now and then would be nice.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful

                    By Wildsmith

                    from Philadelphia, PA

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                    Pros

                    • Medium weight

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                        Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

                        Bought this sweater based on the one and only review at the time. Absolutely correct. A superior beautiful sweater. A work of art and wonderfully crafted.
                        Love all my fine quality NG sweaters and this is a cut above the rest. Very impressive. Doesn't get any better than this.

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                        • No

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        WOW!

                        By BethW

                        from Castro Valley, CA

                        Pros

                        • Great Color
                        • Sophisticated Look

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Jungle's Eyebrow Alpaca Cardigan Sweater:

                            The photo of this sweater does not do it justice -- it was SO much more than I'd expected --the design is more detailed and the buttons are so tailored. I added this to my cart as a 'well, we'll see' item and it was my favorite of the bunch. More than worth the cost, in my opinion.

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