The Kilim Ruana is the kind of unique open poncho that we feel sets us apart from the rest of the pack. Like our Reversible Morocco Ruana, the Kilim offers both a colourful regular side and the dramatic flair of the black reverse side. This wrap is flawlessly hand-embroidered with colourful accents on both sides of the garment, and knit of pure baby alpaca fine-gauge yarn that is silky, soft and light and sleek. Like all capes and blanket-type coats, it flows gracefully with your every move, and is surprisingly light for its size. Hand-made tassels heighten the artisanal effect. Great knitwear for Spring, Fall and Winter. The label is sewn in lightly for easy removal. Made in Peru of 100% baby alpaca. 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 colour 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 fibre of the Incas
Alpaca fibre 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 fibres, and during the Inca Empire (1200 AD – 1532 AD), only the royal family could use clothing made of Alpaca.
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.
Store in a moth-free environment.
With this care, an Alpaca item will stand up to years of everyday usage with few signs of wear.
Ruana style poncho for women of pure sustainable baby alpaca; Not a blend.
Open front cape for women is fully reversible; Hand-embroidered on both sides – like getting two wraps and shawls for one price; Hand made tassels
Cape for women of silky premium baby alpaca is softer and more durable than a wool cape; Will not pill, ever – the poncho women want
Elegant as a cashmere poncho, but more durable; Hand-wash or Dry Clean. 56″ Length x 51″ width (142cm x 130cm) fits plus sized women
At Invisible World we have been scouring the globe for the finest in wool, silk, Alpaca and cashmere for over 30 years. We are located in Juneau, Alaska but source and design products all over the world. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee.