These shawls and scarves are handwoven from 100% Alpaca wool. The alpaca is a llama looking beast that has some super-soft wool type fur, and these show it off in all its glory. Absolutely gorgeous. Just as soft as can be, not scratchy like regular sheep wool. A natural creamy white, it can be dyed with our Dharma Acid Dye to any shade you desire. Just remember to treat these like wool when dyeing - if you throw them into a washing machine, you will get maximum shrinkage, felting, and very tangled fringe! This is also another fair trade product from Bolivia, so the Bolivians get almost every penny of every purchase. Considering what handwoven wool shawls and scarves go for these days, ESPECIALLY ALPACA!, these prices are honestly an absolute steal. Please note that these are handwoven, one at a time, by human hands, working on a non-mechanized loom. No two of these will be exactly alike. Slubs and other variations in the weave and texture are to be expected and are not considered flaws. Handmade, one-of-a-kind and lovely!
In response to requests, we had the size of the shawl increased. The Bolivian Handwoven Alpaca Shawl is now 24" wide X 72" long with a 5" fringe. It makes for a very luxurious garment. Of course, it also increases the cost, but still a major bargain!
NEW for 2018 - Scarves are 14" x 72" with a 5" fringe. Same wildly soft material from the same hard-working people.
Be sure to check out the new Bolivian Knitted Alpaca Infinity Scarf as well!
Made in: BOLIVIA (BO)