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Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf

$45.00

Price: $45.00

Item#:1074362

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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.


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Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf
 
3.8

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (21)
  • Soft (18)
  • Quality materials (17)
  • Good length (12)
  • Warm (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • As A fashion accessory (18)
  • Casual wear (13)
  • Cold / extreme (12)
  • Going out (9)
  • Formal events (4)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      70% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (14), Classic dresser (11)
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (10), Winter sports (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful 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...Read complete review

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.

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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.

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5.0

Beautiful article of clothing

By poking along

from RI

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
    • Going Out

    Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

    All good !

    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold Weather Living
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Soft and Warm

    By Shutterbug

    from Maine

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Light weight
    • Lightweight Soft Hues
    • Quality Materials
    • Soft
    • Soft Colors
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As A Fashion Accessory
      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Going Out

      Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

      Use this scarf as both a fashion statement and cold weather scarf. I prefer wool and especially lightweight alpaca which is warm without the weight of most wools. Colors were muted, as pictured, and the reason I was attracted to the scarf. It is a versatile mid length.

      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Gear Usage:
      • Accessory, Cold Weather Living
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Have a very happy daughter!

      By Dutch girl

      from Maine

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out

        Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

        Prompt delivery and half price!!!!! :-)

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        lovely artisans product, light & warm

        By PETERT

        from NYC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

            original, lovely colors

            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            lovely

            By timruah

            from denver

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • BEAUTIFUL
            • Surprisingly Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

                surprisingly warm for being so thin

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Lovely and light weight

                By Edsdottir

                from Saginaw, MI

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

                  It was a gift but I bought one for myself too! Love it.

                  • Gear Usage:
                  • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Terrific purchase

                  By Raven

                  from Kentucky

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautifi
                  • Beautiful colors
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • As A Fashion Accessory
                    • Cold Weather
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

                    I love this scarf. Colors are vivid and it looks wonderful with a coat or around my neck with an outfit. Worth every penny.

                    • Length:
                    • Feels true to length
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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

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