Why the alpaca poncho? It's not a sweater, it's not a coat. You can't climb Everest in it and it won't keep you dry in a hurricane . All it does is look absolutely smashing as it flows around your body in a gorgeous swirl of color and pattern. Wear it your way: open, wrapped or thrown over your shoulder. Romantic and distinctive-- if you've never worn an alpaca wool poncho or women's ruana wrap, try one out and see why women have been adorning themselves in swaths of beautiful cloth for the last several millennia. This is the empress of bohemian clothing.