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Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater

Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater

Price: $189.00 Sale Price:   $119.99


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Our lightweight boiled-wool cardigan makes a crisp addition to your wardrobe in a rich red hue that will brighten any winter day. A blend of soft baby alpaca fiber and sheep’s wool is “boiled” in a process similar to felting to create a fabric denser than a knitted sweater, making it warmer and more wind-resistant. Hand-embroidered designs inspired by the kantuta, Peru’s national flower, decorate the front. One-button clasp at the neckline.

Handcrafted in Peru. 80% alpaca/20% sheep’s wool. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18).


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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Sweater Feel, Jacket Look

By Papa John

from Lake Linganore, Maryland

Verified Buyer


  • Beautiful Line
  • Durable But Very Soft
  • Excellent workmanship


  • none

Best Uses

  • Club Dates
  • Dinner
  • Parties
  • Theater

Comments about Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater:

Bought specifically to wear to dinner at a restaurant on Valentine's Day
It fits perfectly
It flatters the figure
It's very soft but also very durable being made of 80% Alpaca 20% wool
It looks like a beautiful jacket
It highlights my wife's beauty

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Peruvian Sweater

By Jo

from San Diego


  • Classical In Style
  • Lovely color
  • Warm
  • Well Made


    Best Uses

    • Dressy or casual
    • Travel

    Comments about Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater:

    I love the way the sweater fits . I love the color and feel of the fabric.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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