HISTORY OF ALPACA

Alpacas are one of the most beautiful South American camelids which have been valued for their fine fibers from the pre-Inca times due to the thermal properties and the quality of their fur. During the times of the Incas, alpaca fiber was a status symbol and a product highly prized by the Inca nobility.

Alpacas live in the south and central region of Peru. Alpacas are developed appropriately at heights reaching between 3,000 and 4,500 meters above sea level in temperatures ranging between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

There are two types of alpaca: Suri, known for his long, wavy, shiny and silky fiber and Huacaya, known for its fine and bulky fleece.

Alpacas cut its coat every two years, however, only the fine fleece of the alpaca is called baby alpaca for its soft fiber. Alpacas have been bred for their fine fiber for more than 5,000 years ever dare.

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