What is Alpaca
What is Alpaca
Alpacas are animals that have accompanied Peruvians since Pre-Incan times, roughly 3000 years ago. The reason the fur is so soft and strong is a combination between the temperature which fluctuates between -20ºC and +30ºC and elevation for which they are raised.
Alpaca is a domesticated member of the camel family, related to the Llama, and is thought to have first roamed the earth ten million years ago. As far back as two and a half million years ago, the Alpaca made it to the area that we call South America, where we most often think of as their home. They are normally found at levels of 3,500 to 5,000 feet above sea level.
Peruvian Alpaca is unique because it comes from crossing between Merino and Corridale ewes. These types of ewes are bred throughout the Peruvian Andes at roughly 2.000 meters above sea level. The combination of climatic factors of the Peruvian Mountain range and a diet in natural grass, has allowed us to produce Alpaca Wool curled, white, and 100% natural.
Our Alpacas are raised in the Peruvian Andes Mountain range along with the ewes, where they live in abrupt changes of temperature, and are fed on grass with low protein content. These natural factors are what causes the Alpaca’s to have such fine hair, which is comparable to Cashmere.
These characteristics are what make Peruvian Alpaca one of the finest raw materials to produce carpets with in the world.
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