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 or wrapped. 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. This ruana is styled like an open front Mexican poncho, but is hand knit in Bolivia of pure alpaca.
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.
Why buy Alpaca?
Alpaca is a rare fibre with limited production. It is warmer, softer and far more durable than wool. Due to its long fibre 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 fibre
Alpaca is an ecologically sustainable “green” fibre. Alpacas graze freely as they have for millenia. 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.
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.
Invisible World: Over 30 Years Experience In Rare fibres
Since 1985, Invisible World has searched the globe for the best quality products of wool, silk, alpaca and cashmere.
Open front poncho for women of scarce 100% natural luxury fibres: Alpaca and rare Pima cotton
Alpaca and Pima are both softer, warmer and stronger than wool- Elegant as a cashmere poncho, but more durable; Your ladies poncho will not pill or lose its shape, ever
90% Alpaca , 10% Cotton
Ruana is meticulously hand-knit in tiny quantities: Only the most expert knitters can make this difficult wrap.
Hand-Made in Bolivia. Hand Wash or Dry Clean. The poncho women want
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.