Like its sister sweater, the Dawn, this ruana is a quiet but radiant range of denim, blue-green and lavender combined with tan and black to make it as serene and earthy as the first light of the day. Like an open poncho or a cape, this ruana flows with your every movement, creating a dramatic moment whenever you wear it. Great knitwear for Spring, Fall or Winter.
Medium weight. Made in Bolivia of premium pure baby alpaca yarn from Peru. Model is 5' 9.5".
Why the Ruana? 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 a cape or ruana, try one out and see why women have been adorning themselves in swaths of beautiful cloth for the last several millenia.
Alpaca - The Royal Fiber of the Incas
Alpaca fiber comes from the alpaca, an animal like a llama that lives at high altitudes in Bolivia and Peru. Its lustrous, silky feel sets it apart from other fibers, and during the Inca Empire (1200 AD - 1532 AD), only the royal family could use clothing made of Alpaca.
Why buy Alpaca?
Alpaca is a rare fiber with limited production. It is warmer, softer and far more durable than wool. Due to its long fiber length, alpaca will never pill. Your Alpaca item is an investment that will still look beautiful many years after its purchase.
Alpaca is a Socially Responsible Fiber
The husbandry of alpaca sustains rural families in the highlands of Peru, enabling them to stay in their traditional homes.
How to care for your Alpaca clothing:
Alpaca is not delicate. Care for exactly like wool.
Hand-wash in cold water or dry-clean.
Lay flat to dry.
Store neatly folded - do not hang.