Llamas are one of four main species of New World Camelids & are thought to be related to Bactrian and Dromedary camels of Asia. Through domestication and controlled breeding for beasts of burden the llama were fundamental to the rise of the Incan Civilization. Unfortunately, with the fall of the Incan Civilization, llamas were nearly pushed into extinction and only barely survived in the harsh upper regions of the Andes.
Alpaca Fiber is classified as a rare specialty fiber. It is both more lustrous and stronger than mohair, five times warmer than sheep wool fiber & as soft & delicate as the world’s finest fibers. With 22 natural colors of alpaca fleece the fibers can be blended to create a plethora of natural colors. Its hollow fiber contribute to the creation of lightweight apparel with a very high insulation value. Alpaca is easily dyed & does not itch, tear, pill, stain or create static & is generally non-allergenic.
Approximately 8" Tall
Sold Individually & Assorted in Color
Alpacas are one of the four main species of New World Camelids. It resembles a llama in superficial appearances, but is considerably smaller. Alpacas unlike the llamas are not used as beasts of burden & are valued only for their fine, soft fiber.
Approximately 17" TallAlpacas are one of the four main species of New World Camelids. It resembles a llama in superficial appearances, but is considerably smaller. Alpacas unlike the llamas are not used as beasts of burden & are valued only for their fine, soft fiber.
This beautiful Ceramic Alpaca has been hollowed to house a Nativity Manger Scene. Hand-crafted by the Artesanos in Peru, this item beautifully fuses two major themes prevalent in South American Life: Catholicism & the Alpaca.4.5" Tall