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100% Baby Alpaca Knit Ruana with Button Closure from Peru, "Dream Rainbow"

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Alpacas were domesticated by ancient Peruvians thousands of years ago; their... more

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Alpacas were domesticated by ancient Peruvians thousands of years ago; their warm fleece was so valuable to the Incas that they often reserved it for members of the upper strata of their society. Peru's Jorge Molina prizes alpaca just as highly today. "In Europe, I discovered the fashion world," says the Andean artisan. "This strengthened my idea of creating apparel but in a material characteristic of my country. So I decided to work in alpaca wool." He works with baby alpaca, the silky soft fiber obtained at the season's first shearing, to craft this remarkable ruana. A milk white background is accented with patterned rows in ash grey and given symmetry and structure by the addition of a crimson red border. The sides of the knit wrap feature a rainbow design of lilac and blue stripes. A red button serves to close the fabulous wrap and also adds a pop of contrasting color.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • 69 cm L x 108 cm W
  • 27" L x 43" W

  • 100% alpaca
  • Dry cleaning recommended
  • One size fits most
  • Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
  • Textile softness: Soft--this item has been made with fibers that are soft to the touch
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No

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88

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09/28/2018

"Dream Rainbow Ruana"

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The ruana is really a very beautiful masterpiece! Soft, warm and very stylish, finished with detailed perfection. Im very pleased, good job!

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  • Spring autom
  • Spring

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Dream Rainbow, 100% Baby Alpaca Knit Ruana with Button Closure from Peru

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05/02/2020

"Fantastic"

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This ruana cloak is so pretty! The colors and pattern are very eye-catching. Love it!

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Sue

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04/15/2020

"Love the style"

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Beautiful poncho-sweater? but be careful not to get jewelry or a hairbrush caught in it as the knit pulls easily.

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03/06/2020

"Fair Isle Knit Poncho"

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I am always worried about sizing, as it varies so much from the U.S.A and Australia. My solution is to purchase One Size or Fits Most. This beautiful soft green, 100% baby alpaca wool poncho/sweater is a nice fit for me. The sleeves are narrow and firm so can be bloused up a little to show-off the pattern, the body is loose (to cover my tummy), and Im just mad about the collar. All positives.

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02/12/2020

"Exquisite design and fabric"

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I am thrilled with this ruana. It is beautifully made with such attention to detail. I love the symbolism of the meander pattern dating back to the Inca and even back to ancient Greece (and before).

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Jan

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02/08/2020

"One of a Kind!"

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I was so excited to receive this sweater and it was delivered in rapid speed. This sweater did not disappoint. I love everything about it! The color, softness and design makes this sweater something you wont find in the US. I ant wait to wear this comfy sweater. It is definitely going to be one of my most favorite sweaters I own. Thank you and best wishes always!

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Trujillo Rose, 100% alpaca sweater

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