Animal with a fawn and white coat, the baby suri alpaca has a magnificent, exceptionally fine fleece that features unmatched fineness and softness. Intensive hunting in the 1960s due to its fleet was subsequently the subject of a security program in Peru that secured its repopulation. Today the vicunas graze freely in small flocks in their natural territory.
Each vicuña gives 300 grams of wool per harvest: wonderful gossamer wisps of 12 microns in diameter. In addition to its fineness and its length, which gives it a particular sheen, vicuña fibre has a beauty and brilliance that derives from its unmatched brightness.
Discovering the vicuña involves a visit to the Jujuy province in Northern Argentina’s Salta region, to experience the terrain and the altitude. This incomparable landscape is home to the vicuña. MTR settles in for a rare event, the shearing of this small member of the camelid family whose wool is a gift from the gods. The animal is protected and respected, and every effort is made to treat it with the utmost reverence, prudence and consideration.
A lean animal with a white coat has a magnificent fleece, with a fineness and unmatched softness. Because of an intense hunting in the 1960s, just because of its cloak, it is now subject to a program of restocking.
With its slender neck and huge dark eyes framed with long eyelashes, the vicuña has a unique grace and charm.
Vicuñas are shorn every two years and are ringed for identification from one year to the next.