In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(the animal, its wool)alpaca femenino
- The group is made up of smaller clubs who love working with natural fibres (ie wool, silk, alpaca and mohair), and they come together each year to display their crafts.
- The Aymara use a great many materials in their weaving, including cotton, as well as wool from sheep, alpacas, and llamas.
- Whatever it becomes will have to be handwashed, and quickly, as I've learned that angora shouldn't ever soak in water (nor should alpaca, for that matter).
- Vicuna wool is prized even more highly than alpaca wool but the species is protected and its wool rarely found in garments.
- Camelids such as llamas and alpacas are not native to South America but arrived there from the north, as did some deer and horses.
- For two days, we climbed towards Akhamani, the Kallawayas' sacred mountain, its lower slopes verdant, carpeted with terraces and grazed by llamas, alpacas and sheep.
- Their elaborate fabrics, woven on looms from cotton and alpaca wool, are known today because they were used in a type of mummification process.
- ‘There are 22 natural shades of alpaca - lots of chocolates, creams and greys,’ she explains.
- Alongside the traditional exhibits of horses, cows and sheep were examples of Greenside alpacas and Malham llamas.
- For many years, historians and scientists assumed that the Incas had created both the llamas and alpacas by domesticating the guanaco, which is larger and more widely distributed than the vicuna.
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