Simply Natural - Standing Alpaca Doll
Alpaca is the first fiber of choice at Simply Natural. This wonderful material has unique qualities — it is irresistibly soft and toasty warm. It is featherweight and long lasting. And most of all, it’s just plain beautiful.
All Simply Natural products are made in Peru – the ancestral home of the alpaca. Alpaca’s history is over 6,000 years in the making. Centuries before Rome, alpaca domestication produced a thriving economy in the Andes region. Evidence indicates that this ancient civilization produced finer fleeces than what we have today. Later in the Inca Empire, status and wealth was measured in cloth, most of it alpaca cloth. It was safeguarded in secure storerooms and guarded like gold. Royal herds were protected and developed. For thousands of years, painstaking care was taken to develop fine fleece, which while soft, was also warm and extremely durable.
When Spanish conquerors stormed the Inca Empire, the centuries of care in alpaca breeding was virtually lost. The Inca who survived were driven high into the Andes, taking their most prized alpacas with them into hiding. The alpaca population survived due to their great importance to the native people, and their ability to endure the harsh mountain climate.
Actual colors may vary slightly as these alpacas are made with natural fibers. Each sold separately.