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Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater

Price: $189.00 Sale Price:   $79.99

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In traditional Aymara textiles, patterns like the ones on this alpaca sweater represented khunu, or snowfall, against the dark night sky. Artisans working in a Bolivian workshop hand-loom this pullover using superfine alpaca yarn in five different colors to represent the stars, sky, and fields on a winter night.


Not available for shipment to Russia.


Made in Bolivia. 100% alpaca. Men’s sizes M (38–40), L (42–44), XL (46–48), XXL (50–52).


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, 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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Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater
 
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5.0

Great Sweater

By littlejoe

from Syracuse NY

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        Comments about Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater:

        well made sweater. very soft feel. nice pattern and colors. Not to heavy or hot.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Unfortunate result

        By Carolek

        from Virginia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Very pretty

        Cons

        • Not Well Made

        Best Uses

          Comments about Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater:

          On the second wearing the shoulder seam came apart. I would have fixed it myself but the knitting ran and so could not be fixed (at least not by me). Really sorry to have had to return the sweater. However, Nat Geo promptly refunded my money. Good company. I bought another (different) sweater that was just fine.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweat5er

          By Benny

          from Bozeman, MT

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Looking
          • Great Fit

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater:

              I like the colrs

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              A beautiful sweater and a lovely design

              By Maria Elena

              from Ann Arbor, MI

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              Pros

              • Intricate design
              • Light
              • Warm

              Cons

              • Sleeves a bit too long
              • Torso A Bit Too Long

              Best Uses

              • CASUAL WEAR
              • Cold weather

              Comments about Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater:

              The size runs a bit large for my husband, closer to XL than the L I ordered and that he normally wears. The design is beautifully carried out throughout the sweater.

               
              5.0

              Alpaca Deal

              By Upsidedown Paddler

              from Va Beach

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Soft Warm

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • To Stay Warm Stylish

              Comments about Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater:

              See above

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Generous size

              By txsal

              from Round Rock, TX

              Pros

              • Color true to picture
              • Generous Size And Length
              • Not At All Heavy
              • Very soft

              Cons

              • Runs large

              Best Uses

              • Keeping warm

              Comments about Men's Blue Night Alpaca Sweater:

              Great warm sweater with lite weight and extreme softness. Color true to photo. Generous size and length.

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