The alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a species of South American. It is similar to, and often confused with, the llama. However, alpacas are often noticeably smaller than llamas. The two animals are closely related and can successfully cross-breed. Alpacas and llamas are also closely related to the vicuña.Which is believed to be the alpaca's wild ancestor, and to the guanaco. There are two breeds of alpaca: the Suri alpaca.
Alpacas are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes. At an altitude of 3,500 m (11,500 ft) to 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be working animals, but were bred specifically for their fiber. Is used for making knitted and woven items, similarly to sheep's wool. These items include blankets, sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, a wide variety of textiles and ponchos.
In South America, and sweaters, socks, coats and bedding in other parts of the world. The fiber comes in more than 52 natural colors as classified in Peru, 12 as classified in Australia, and 16 as classified in the United States. Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber.
It is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious. It is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin.
Alpaca fiber is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite. An alpaca that grows soft spongy fiber, has natural crimp. Thus making a naturally elastic yarn well-suited for knitting.Suri has no crimp and thus is a better fit for woven goods. The designer Armani has used Suri alpaca to fashion men's and women's suits. Alpaca fleece is made into various products, from very simple and inexpensive garments made by the indigenous communities to sophisticated, industrially made and expensive products such as suits. The item "EXTRA LARGE SOFT & WARM ALPACA WOOL BLANKET PLAID 75x90 (195x230 cm) ECUADOR" is in sale since Monday, January 21, 2019.
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