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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
 
3.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (23)
  • Soft (20)
  • Quality materials (18)
  • Good length (13)
  • Warm (13)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • As A fashion accessory (19)
  • Casual wear (15)
  • Cold / extreme (14)
  • Going out (11)
  • Formal events (4)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      71% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (14), Classic dresser (13)
    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold weather living (11), Winter sports (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (14)

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.

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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.

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3.0

A scarf, not a shawl

By Donna

from New York, NY

About Me Classic Dresser

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Going Out

    Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

    I found a couple of defects in the assembly, so I never wore the shawl. It was too thin and fragile to be used as a scarf or shawl over a coat. I have it packaged to exchange it for a scarf and hat set.

    • Gear Usage:
    • Cold Weather Living
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Beautiful scarf, very soft

    By Sojourner

    from Cottage Grove, OR

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Length
    • Muted Colors
    • Quality Materials
    • Soft
    • Versatile
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Dry clean only

    Best Uses

    • As A Fashion Accessory
    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Going Out

    Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

    The muted colors makes the scarf appropriate with numerous outfits. It is warm and ideal for using as a cold weather accessory.

    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Beautiful article of clothing

    By poking along

    from RI

    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
      • Going Out

      Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

      All good !

      • Gear Usage:
      • Cold Weather Living
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Soft and Warm

      By Shutterbug

      from Maine

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Light weight
      • Lightweight Soft Hues
      • Quality Materials
      • Soft
      • Soft Colors
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • As A Fashion Accessory
        • Casual Wear
        • Cold Weather
        • Going Out

        Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

        Use this scarf as both a fashion statement and cold weather scarf. I prefer wool and especially lightweight alpaca which is warm without the weight of most wools. Colors were muted, as pictured, and the reason I was attracted to the scarf. It is a versatile mid length.

        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Gear Usage:
        • Accessory, Cold Weather Living
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Have a very happy daughter!

        By Dutch girl

        from Maine

        About Me Classic Dresser

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Quality Materials
        • Soft
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Cold Weather
          • Going Out

          Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

          Prompt delivery and half price!!!!! :-)

          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Gear Usage:
          • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          lovely artisans product, light & warm

          By PETERT

          from NYC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Length
          • Quality Materials
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

              original, lovely colors

              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              lovely

              By timruah

              from denver

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • BEAUTIFUL
              • Surprisingly Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

                  surprisingly warm for being so thin

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Lovely and light weight

                  By Edsdottir

                  from Saginaw, MI

                  About Me Classic Dresser

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Length
                  • Quality Materials
                  • Soft
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • As A Fashion Accessory
                    • Casual Wear
                    • Cold Weather
                    • Formal Events
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Bolivian Alpaca Sunset Scarf:

                    It was a gift but I bought one for myself too! Love it.

                    • Gear Usage:
                    • Cold Weather Living, Winter Sports
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    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

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