Item Description
Beautiful embroidered Cape, knitted with pure warm
Alpacawool.
Wonderful warm and soft Cape, knitted with one of the best kind
of wools in the world, precious Alpacawool, seven times warmer than
all other wools in the world.
The embroideries are knitted in golden wool with little stones
and pellets as applications.
Fashion so unique and exclusive!
You will adore the softness and elegance of these unique
Cape
About the precious Alpacawool:
The alpacas are the most numerous of the South American
camelids, with a population of approximately 3.5 million in Peru
(about 75% of the world total). The alpaca is usually 1.20 m to
1.50 m in height, and weighs between 45 kg and 79 kg. It has a
smaller and more curved profile than the llama and has a
distinguishing fringe of hair on its forehead.
There are two varieties of alpaca: Huacaya and Suri. The Suri
has long, straight hair which is silky and exceptionally lustrous.
The Huacaya is the more numerous type in Peru, representing 93% of
the population, and has relatively short fiber which is dense,
curly and voluminous. The hair covers almost the entire body, with
the face and lower parts of the legs having a covering of shorter
fibers.
The alpaca, in its two breeds, the Suri and the Huacaya, is
the source of a beautiful fiber, of exceptional brilliance and
extraordinary texture, whose fineness varies from 19 microns (Royal
Alpaca) which is very rare, 22.5 microns (Baby Alpaca), 25.5
microns (Super Fine Alpaca), to 32 microns (Coarse Alpaca). This
unique fiber also offers the largest range of natural colors in the
world, which varies from black to white, and extends through an
ample range of grays and browns.
The names of these qualities do not necessarily reflect the
age of the animals or other phenotypical characteristics. The
appellation Babyalpaca, for example, is applied to products (tops,
yarns, cloth, etc.) where the average fiber diameter is 22.5
microns. The fiber used to obtain this quality does not necessarily
come from baby animals; it could easily come
from an adult animal with a very fine coat. Each quality is
employed to create different products such as cloth, scarves,
sweaters, blankets, carpets and so on. The alpaca may also be
blended with other fibers, generally of natural origin.