Alpacas in Peru

Alpacas belong to the family of camelids (like lamas). Whereas there are four million in South America, 90% of them live in Southern Peru. Thus, Peru is the main country which produces alpaca wool, named “The Fiber of the Gods” by Incas: this thin and noble material has great thermal properties and protects both from cold and from heavy heats. The precious fiber delights tourists who come to visit Peru, but also fashion designers who gather every year in November at Alpaca Fiesta, in Arequipa, to purchase alpaca wool.