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Chiquitos Hat

Buy the Chiquitos Hat and Scarf for $119.00
$49.00 Sale Price:   $15.99

Price: $49.00 Sale Price:   $15.99

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Hand-carved wooden decorations from the 18th-century Bolivian church of San Javier de Chiquitos are the inspiration for this warm winter accessory.


Made in Bolivia. 100% alpaca. One size fits most.


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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5.0

perfect ... matches expectations!

By Serendipity Queen

from Denmark

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        Comments about Chiquitos Hat:

        Looking forward to wearing this when it's winter

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        5.0

        Hat is perfect!

        By Kate

        from Washington state

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        • Very high quality
        • Warm

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            Comments about Chiquitos Hat:

            I love this hat. It fits snugly and the colors are gorgeous.

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