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Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf

$45.00

Price: $45.00

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For generations the indigenous women of Bolivia have wrapped themselves in hand-loomed shawls and scarves created from alpaca wool dyed the colors of the Altiplano nighttime sky. This lightweight alpaca scarf is the same indigenous garment, created in an artisan workshop in La Paz using a traditional palette of colored stripes. Please allow for slight variations in the stripes in this scarf.


  • Woven on hand looms in Bolivia
  • 100% alpaca
  • Colors may vary
  • 9 1/2"W x 71"L

Dry clean only.

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.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf
 
3.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (16)
  • Soft (13)
  • Quality materials (12)
  • Good length (9)
  • Warm (6)

Cons

  • Not long enough (5)
  • Not warm (4)
  • Itchy (3)

Best Uses

  • As A fashion accessory (14)
  • Casual wear (9)
  • Cold / extreme (7)
  • Going out (4)
  • Formal events (3)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      63% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (12), Classic dresser (7)
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very beautiful and very soft.

I almost didn't order this scarf because of the reviews, but I thought it was so pretty in the picture that I couldn't resist. I am so glad I
did order it;...Read complete review

I almost didn't order this scarf because of the reviews, but I thought it was so pretty in the picture that I couldn't resist. I am so glad I
did order it; it is beautiful! It is NOT too short, and the colors are true to the picture.
I will wear this as a belt, as a scarf for accent, and to wrap around my neck in cold weather. The length is longer that I thought it would be, and I love it!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed in this purchase

Colors mostly dark & muted. Not the bright pastels shown in photo. Colors are not a slight variation but a significant variation. Material is very thin. Too short. Fringe is included...Read complete review

Colors mostly dark & muted. Not the bright pastels shown in photo. Colors are not a slight variation but a significant variation. Material is very thin. Too short. Fringe is included in the 70" length. Looks somewhat cheap! Probably will return scarf.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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1.0

Colors are misrepresented

By Eileen

from Massachusetts

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Soft

Cons

  • Muted Colors

Best Uses

  • As A Fashion Accessory

Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

The colors were muted, not even close in color to what is shown in the catalog. Do not purchase if you are looking for bright colors, you will be disappointed. When returning the product, NG held my return for two weeks and still didn't credit my account. It took a phone call and providing my postal tracking number and five additional days after that, before I received a credit. Overall my first(and last) experience with NG was not a happy one.

  • Length:
  • Feels too short
  • Gear Usage:
  • Accessory
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Lightweight warmth

By Culture smitten lady

from Burbank, california

About Me Classic Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Length
  • Quality Materials
  • Soft
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • As A Fashion Accessory
    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Cover Nose From Cold Blas
    • Formal Events
    • Going Out

    Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

    Besides the warm, versatile, and lightweight features of this product, I enjoyed the curiosity of my friends. They could not quite place from which country the shawl
    came. Pleasantly surprised most. It feels special to wrap myself in something so lovely from so far away.

    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    I expected a heavier scarf

    By DRAM

    from San Bruno Ca

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Chafes
      • Itchy
      • No Bulk To It
      • Not Long Enough
      • Not Warm
      • Was Small

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory

      Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

      I just was not impressed. The piture was pretty but I felt like there was not enough yarn to make a bigger scarf, the yarn was scratchy and had no bulk. I really tried to like this scarf. It's beautiful but it could be make with more bulky yarn into a more cosy scarf. Let me feeling out in the cold.

      • Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Scarf

      By Jules

      from NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Not Long Enough

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out

      Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

      This is a beautiful scarf. I ordered it to give as a gift. It's soft and not scratchy at all. It's very soft wool. It's not as long as stated and the fringe isn't as long as is shown. The scarf is muted blues and purples. You won't find bright colors as shown in the catelog. Forget the online view. This scarf does not look as it does in the catelog I get in the mail. However, knowing from others to expect a muted look, I still was very happy with the scarf and think it's a beautiful classy look. I'm very happy with the purchase and I would recommend this scarf, as long as you know ahead of time it won't have the lighter bright colors that are shown in the catelog and online. I would suggest that National Geographic reshoot the scarf and put a new picture in the catelog to reflect the more muted look of this scarf.

      • Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      3.0

      Bolivian scarf

      By Love to shop

      from Mount airy, MD

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Length
      • Quality Materials

      Cons

      • Color Not As Shown
      • Not Bright And Vibrant

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory

      Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

      Nice light weight. Pretty design (except dull color).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By chinchillachick

      from San Tan Valley, AZ

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Length
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

        Will be giving as a Christmas gift to my niece in Chicago. Practical and gorgeous!

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold Weather Living
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent product, beautiful colors

        By Futbol is my game

        from Milpitas

        About Me Casual Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quality Materials
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • As A Fashion Accessory
          • Casual Wear

          Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

          Excellent product

          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy again

          By romn45

          from Durango, Co.

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Length
          • Quality Materials
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Cold Weather
            • Formal Events

            Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

            My sister loved it !

            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Gear Usage:
            • Cold Weather Living
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Scarfs were a big hit at Christmas

            By Terri the shopper

            from Loveland, Ohio

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Length
            • Great Colors
            • Quality Materials
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • As A Fashion Accessory
              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out

              Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

              Used these as Christmas gifts for my sisters. They loved that they were hand made and helped a great organization.

              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf

              By Amparito

              from Fallston, Maryland

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Length
              • Quality Materials
              • Soft
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • As A Fashion Accessory
                • Cold Weather
                • Formal Events
                • Going Out

                Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

                formal, informal, winter, cold weather use

                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Gear Usage:
                • Cold Weather Living
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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