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Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak

$129.00

Price: $129.00

Item# :1074786

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Versatile with lightweight warmth, this alpaca-blend cloak is great for travel in changeable climates. Modeled after the Andean ruana, a traditional style of draped cloak, its pattern of red and violet flowers is inspired by the wildlife of the Peruvian mountainside. The generous scarflike cowl neck and button front keep you warm when winds pick up, or on planes and indoors where the air-conditioning isn't under your control. One size fits most.

Handmade by artisans in Peru from a blend of alpaca, sheep's wool, and acrylic. Approximately 46"W x 32 1/2"L.

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, 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 guidelines.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Good length (8)
  • Quality materials (8)
  • Soft (8)
  • Warm (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Going out (9)
    • Casual wear (8)
    • As A fashion accessory (7)
    • Cold / extreme (4)
    • Formal events (3)
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        89% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (5), Classic dresser (3)
      • Gear Usage:
      • Cold weather living (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Love it!

    By Katrina

    from Northern Kentucky

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Going Out

      Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

      Wonderfully lightweight; good to have for restaurants etc. The color was not as bright as the picture led me to believe, but overall, I love it and was sorry to see the cooler weather end it's season.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fashionable & Practical, love it!

      By Spiritwynd

      from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Length
      • Quality Materials
      • Quite Water Resistent
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

        I have worn this to a dinner party as a cover-up over a dress but I have also worn it with slacks and a sweater on a shopping trip in the rainy Pacific Northwest. I love its versatility and the fact that I receive compliments every time I wear it. Calling it 'red' doesn't do it justice - it is a delicious, deep, rich wine colour and blends with the black in a muted pattern. Elegant but practical! I love it!

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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Versatile, beautiful and on sale!

        By QueenOphelia

        from Western Canada

        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
          • Formal Events
          • Going Out

          Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

          Very happy with this stylish,imported product. Looks good with jeans or dressed up for a night out. Intend on bringing it with me as a warm wrap on the plane and then out to dinner etc.in the near future :)

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEAUTIFUL PERUVIAN WOOL CLOAK

          By linda the roller

          from SACRAMENTO CA

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Length
          • Perfect In A Wheelch
          • Quality Materials
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

          I'M A PARAPLEGIC AND THIS IS LONG ENOUGH TO TUCK UNDERNEATH ME IN THE WHEELCHAIR. I LOVE THE CONTRASTING COLORS...IT CAN BE WORN CASUAL OR A LITTLE DRESSIER.

          ALSO, PERU IS KNOWN FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL WOOLEN GOODS AND THIS CLOAK IS NO EXCEPTION.

          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Gear Usage:
          • Good For Hot Cold
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Peruvian Alpaca cape

          By Maxie the cat

          from small town north of Boston

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • As A Fashion Accessory
            • Casual Wear
            • Going Out

            Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

            Good for cool weather, but not for the extreme cold of NewEngland. Looks great with jeans, skirts and even dressy slacks. Very pleased with this purchase.

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

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very Nice

            By Caribbean Girl

            from Canada

            About Me Classic Dresser

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Length
            • Great For Travel On Plane
            • Light Weight But Warm
            • Soft
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Going Out
              • Great For Travelling

              Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

              This was my first clothing order. I bought this as I travel many times from a cold climate to a hot climate and wanted something I could wear on a plane that would not be bulky. This cloak worked perfectly. I am a little worried about it holding up when it is washed, but we will see. It was very comfortable to travel with and would recommend it to my friends

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

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great gift

              By Joan

              from Davis, Ca.

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Length
              • Quality Materials

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

                Great topper to put on over everything from jeans to dressier look. I liked mine so much that I immediately ordered one for my daughter's birthday.

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

                (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Can't wait for cooler weather

                By K8

                from Adelaide, South Australia

                About Me Casual 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 Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

                  I'm looking forward to cooler weather so that I can wear it. It's gorgeous.

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

                  (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good value for the price!

                  By Sasha

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Quality Materials
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • As A Fashion Accessory
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Peruvian Wildflower Alpaca Wool Cloak:

                    I reccommended it to my sister who has a larger frame.

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

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