Trace your past with Geno 2.0 Next Generation, now on pre-order and get Free Shipping!     View Details >
  1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
Clothing:Women's Clothing:Sweaters:Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater

Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater

Price: $169.00 Sale Price:   $89.99

Item#:2000590

Please select a size

Size: S M L XL XXL Size Chart Please select a size

This item is out of stock.
This item is out of stock.




Add to Favorites

You May Also Like

Lightweight, warm, and naturally water-resistant alpaca wool has been used for centuries on the Peruvian Altiplano. Here, hand-dyed alpaca is embroidered with baroque motifs inspired by the architecture of Peru’s Jesuit churches. The purple ombré pattern fades from dark to light purple. Hidden front zipper.


Made in Peru. 100% alpaca. Women’s sizes S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16-18), XXL (20).


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 instructions.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love, love, love

I love my new sweater. I am a size 6/8 and bought medium. I am 5'1 and 119 lbs. Fit is comfortably loose and sleeves are long so I do have to...Read complete review

I love my new sweater. I am a size 6/8 and bought medium. I am 5'1 and 119 lbs. Fit is comfortably loose and sleeves are long so I do have to cuff it. I don't think it's sloppy and I am definitely between sizes. I love the softness of the 100% alpaca. I am allergic to all wool, but recently discovered I can wear alpaca. Colors are rich, too.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very pretty, but itchy!

I like this sweater and wear it for special occassions. However, it is itchy on the skin, so requires that I wear it over a long-sleeved cotton shirt.

I like this sweater and wear it for special occassions. However, it is itchy on the skin, so requires that I wear it over a long-sleeved cotton shirt.

Reviewed by 13 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
3.0

Pretty sweater but

By tarheel

from Cary, NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fit well
  • Well Made

Cons

  • Color darker

Best Uses

  • Mild winter weather

Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

I have not worn the sweater yet. I was disappointed that the sweater is darker than pictured in the catalog and online. It is dark purple not the heather purple pictured in the earlier paper catalog.
It is pretty but not what I expected. the lighter color appeared to be soft and lovely. The purple is ok but not as attractive.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Soft, warm and luxurious

By Dusty Okie

from SE. Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Workmanship
  • Gets Many Compliments
  • Helps Indigenous People
  • Soft Warm And Luxurious

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • FASHION STATEMENT
  • Warmth without weight

Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

Great to wear something so beautiful that keeps you warm and gathers many compliments. I like the fact that purchasing this sweater provides income for Peruvians. It feels so soft and warm to wear!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice fit

By pg

from oregon

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Colorful
  • Convenient Zip
  • Nice fit
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Add color
    • Day to evening

    Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

    easy zip stylish

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love, love, love

    By MH

    from Boston

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Slimming Taper

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

      I love my new sweater. I am a size 6/8 and bought medium. I am 5'1 and 119 lbs. Fit is comfortably loose and sleeves are long so I do have to cuff it. I don't think it's sloppy and I am definitely between sizes. I love the softness of the 100% alpaca. I am allergic to all wool, but recently discovered I can wear alpaca. Colors are rich, too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Peruvian Ombre Alpaca Sweater

      By SharonKing

      from Loudon, TN

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice And Soft Beautiful

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

      Very beautiful sweater but unfortunately I wear "plus" size clothing and this sweater is not available for my size.

       
      4.0

      Peruvian Ombre Alpaca Sweater

      By marn54

      from Alexandria, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Warm

      Cons

      • A Bit Itchey

      Best Uses

      • Great for cold weather

      Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

      This sweater is elegant and nice for a casual evening. I wish I could have bought a tank or camisole (available on the website) to compliment the colors of the sweater.

       
      4.0

      Beautiful but runs large

      By Never a Dull Moment

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • High quality feel
      • Lovely colors
      • Only Minor Itchiness
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Boxy Fit
      • No Size X-small Available
      • Runs large

      Best Uses

        Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

        I so love this sweater, but the fit simply isn't complimentary. I wear a Size 6 and the Small is just too big. There is a tapering at the waist, but the sweater still hangs away from my body to a noticeable degree and the shoulders are too wide. So my advice is to order a size down if you can and enjoy the beautiful look and feel of this sweater!

         
        5.0

        15-yr. old's most favorite clothing gift

        By Solvej

        from Washington, D.C.

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

        My daughter's most favorite clothing gift from NG shop so far! None of the dreaded "scratching" from this wool sweater. Took Dad a number of views of catalogue photo to decide on this selection - design took time to grow in Dad's imagination. Daughter doesn't like flower designs, but this one worked.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sweater! Great buy!

        By dawnc1

        from Federal Way, WA

        Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

        The sweater is great for fall weater. I get so many compliments wearing this sweater. I have not found anything wrong with the sweater.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Raised Colored Flowers wins big.

        By Ruth

        from Lakewood

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Baroque motifs fit colors
        • Good Shades of purple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Conference Ready
          • Evening Event

          Comments about Peruvian Ombré Alpaca Sweater:

          The Raised Multi Colored Flowers, near the mid Center of the Sweater catches the Viewer, and Circles down and around the Sweater in an appealing way.

          Different Color adds to the wardrobe for color coordination, and makes an unique gift to see by others.

          Displaying reviews 1-10

          Back to top

          Previous | Next »