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Bolivian Highlands Alpaca Pullover

Price: $179.00 Sale Price:   $139.00

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Inca mythology says that the god Viracocha created the planets and humankind from the site of Tiwanaku. This ancient site was once home to more than 40,000 people but was suddenly abandoned in A.D. 1000, centuries before the Inca Empire arose. Our three-quarter-zip pullover is inspired by 2,000-year-old pottery that was uncovered by archaeologists at Tiwanaku less than ten years ago.


Handmade in La Paz, Bolivia, of pure alpaca wool with leather trim at the collar. Men's sizes M (38-40), L (42-44), XL (46-48).


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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Photo much lighter than actual product

By John Ballard

from East Texas

Product looks nice and fits perfectly. However, I am a little disapponted that it is much darker than photograph used in catalog. Buyer beware of color differences. This is my first time to order from NG so I will be very cautious next time. NG, get it right on your photography..........

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