Alpacas in Peru
Inca nation, before Spain culture. Peru has a long history in textiles dating 5,000 year. The ancient artisans started weaving alpaca wool for alpaca clothing. Opulent fiber worn by Inca elite is home to 90% of the global alpaca population, where they in the Andes mountain at the altitudes of more than 3,000 meters. Andes mountains is appropriate location for alpacas.
- Alpaca are also prized for their inherent attributes:
- Their fibers naturally come in a variation of 22 colors.
- They are also incredibly soft, and cause no allergies.
Types of Alpaca
The beauty of the alpaca is different. There are two breeds:
Huacaya: fiber is short, dense, and crimpy, shorn yearly.
Suri: Fiber is silky, no crimp, clings together, shorn every two years.
Alpaca Clothing Confection
After has been woven on the loom the textile, next is cutting and molding according to design of jackets.
Finished Alpaca Clothing
Alpaca clothing, wool jacket, made in San Pedro de Cajas, Junin Peru.