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Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan

Price: $219.00 Sale Price:   $109.99

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Eighteenth-century churches dot the region of Chiquitos in Bolivia's eastern rain savanna, and motifs found on furniture and paintings at San Jose de Chiquitos were the inspiration for this superfine alpaca sweater. The blend of 15 colors is reminiscent of local stained glass and wrought ironwork.

100% super fine alpaca. Handmade in Bolivia. Women’s sizes S (4–6), M (8–10), L (12–14), XL (16–18), XXL (20).

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 instructions.


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Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great color (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Soft (8)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Layering (10)
  • Travel (10)
  • Work (10)
  • Casual wear (9)
  • Cold / extreme (9)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      93% 

      (13 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (10), Practical (8), Stylish (8), Classic style (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

marvelous!

When I saw this, I fell in love with the colors, patterns, and style. It did not disappoint. I would only pay this much knowing that the artists who make these are...Read complete review

When I saw this, I fell in love with the colors, patterns, and style. It did not disappoint. I would only pay this much knowing that the artists who make these are benefitting from exposure through NGS. I have looked at many alpaca sweaters online, but NGS ensures that the size and quality are consistent. I trust the buying process at NGS.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

too small

I returned this product because it was too small and very scratchy. I was very disappointed because it was exactly what I wanted.

I returned this product because it was too small and very scratchy. I was very disappointed because it was exactly what I wanted.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Already a favorite

By Lakeleni

from New Mexico

About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Going Out
    • Layering
    • Travel
    • Work

    Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

    Unique design, well crafted, great for winter wear.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Beatifully wearable

    By senior maven

    from St.Paul, MN

    About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Color
    • Soft
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

      Everyone who has seen this sweater comments on its beauty. It does not look like the usual department store merchandise. It is colorful and neutral at the same time, so it goes with everything. It is a bit itchy, so it needs to be worn over longer sleeves, but this will disappear after one or two cleanings. I am very pleased to wear this work of art.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      too small

      By LW

      from Halifax NS Canada

      About Me Comfort-oriented, Stylish, Trendy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Flattering
      • Great Color
      • Stylish
      • Versatile
      • Warm

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Cold Weather
      • Going Out
      • Layering
      • Travel
      • Work

      Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

      I returned this product because it was too small and very scratchy. I was very disappointed because it was exactly what I wanted.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what I wanted

      By No Nickname

      from Central FL

      About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Flattering
      • Great Color
      • Lightweight
      • Soft
      • Stylish
      • Versatile
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out
        • Layering
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

        Contrary to some other buyers comments, I find it comes true to size, I bought a medium because I like to layer things, small would have been ok, too.
        Would recommend dry clean only, it could be cold washed, but might shrink a little.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A beautiful sweater as a regular feature

        By Suzy Q

        from Grand Rapids Michigan

        About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A Three Season Sweater
        • Comfortable
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Versatile
        • Warm

        Cons

        • Careful Will Shrink

        Best Uses

        • Layering
        • Travel
        • Work

        Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

        Be careful on washing, this is my second same sweater in five years, first is now too small, and this one is a bit loose but I know it will change with cleaning. Other sweaters purchased were the opposite. However love the sweater, get lot's of compliments.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEAUTIFUL SWEATER, VERY SOFT & WARM

        By RUELLIA

        from WEST TEXAS

        About Me High-end shopper, Love Alpaca Sweaters, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Flattering
        • Good Buy
        • Great Color
        • Lightweight
        • Soft
        • Stylish
        • Versatile
        • Very Pleased With Purchas
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Dress up or down
          • Going Out
          • Layering
          • Travel
          • Work

          Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

          ALPACA ARE THE VERY BEST FOR WARMTH, LOVE THE DESIGN & COLOR, DOES NOT
          SCRATCH LIKE WOOL DOES. LOVE TO WEARS ALPACA GARMENTS.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan

          By Anita- Jogger

          from London, Ontario,Canada

          About Me Comfort-oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

            Great Design

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Sleeve Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lovely but be careful.

            By O.

            from Virginia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

                BE CAREFUL when purchasing this item though. Their "medium", which I have learnt from previous experience with National Geographic's pure alpcaca cardigans, is actually what other merchants list as small. You may have to try two sizes to see what fits which means you will incur return shipping fees.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Christmas gift for daugher in law

                By Lynndelew

                from Bushnell. Fl.

                About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Color
                • Lightweight
                • Soft
                • Stylish
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Fabrics

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear
                • Cold Weather
                • Going Out
                • Layering
                • Travel
                • Work

                Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

                Unfortunately, daughter in law said it made her itch and I had to return it. Got one for my son and he likes it. Both are beautiful sweaters. Daughter in law has problems with lots of fabrics.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels too short
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Eye-catching, with multi-colored design

                By Ruth

                from Lakewood

                About Me Comfort-oriented, Eye Appealing Clothes, Stylish, Trendy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A Look of the Old Country
                • Many vivid colors
                • Ornate Design
                • Regal Looking
                • Stately

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concert Attendance

                  Comments about Chiquitos Alpaca Cardigan:

                  The most intricate design of all my sweaters from National Geographic.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Sleeve Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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