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Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater

Price: $189.00 Sale Price:   $82.99

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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).


Hand-wash.


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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Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Red sweater

By Michele the photographer

from Brightwaters new york

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater:

        Very well made....love the color

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Lovely Cardigan

        By QnBee

        from Central PA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Classic
        • quality
        • Soft
        • Vibrant
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Evening Arose Towm
          • Evening around town
          • Night out
          • Professional

          Comments about Peruvian Kantuta Cardigan Sweater:

          I am a petite (5 ft tall, 100 lbs) so when I purchase any clothes over the internet I worry how they will fit. Well, I worried for nothing. The cardigan is just about perfect. The sleeves are a little long but I can live with that. I am very happy I bought this. Thank you NG.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sweater Feel, Jacket Look

          By Papa John

          from Lake Linganore, Maryland

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Line
          • Durable But Very Soft
          • Excellent workmanship

          Cons

          • 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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Peruvian Sweater

          By Jo

          from San Diego

          Pros

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

          Cons

            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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