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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
 
3.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (16)
  • Soft (13)
  • Quality materials (12)
  • Good length (9)
  • Warm (7)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • As A fashion accessory (15)
  • Casual wear (9)
  • Cold / extreme (8)
  • Going out (5)
  • Formal events (3)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      65% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (13), Classic dresser (7)
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (9)

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.

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 23 customers

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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

        (4 of 4 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

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