How do I care for my Alpaca rug?
Care is very easy. Spills wipe right up! Staining is not a problem, since the hair is hallow, and will not take a stain.
Tough spills, just use a rag with water. Occasionally shake, or use a brush, to restore the fluff Talcum powder sprinkled on, rubbed in, then shook out, will remove oils accumulated from handling Can vacuum with attachment. But, shaking is the best way to remove dust, etc.
Care instructions will be included with purchase.
How are the alpaca rugs/wallhanging/bedspread constructed?
The rugs are made from the hide of Alpaca's. The patterns on the rugs are achieved by piecing together different cuts and colors of the hide/fur.
**No alpaca's are ever killed for their hide/fur. The extreme temperatures in the high altitudes of the Andres results in the death of many alpaca each winter. Also, the alpaca is a food source for the Peruvian people, making these hides usable. **
What is Nazca? Nazca lines?
Located in the arid Peruvan coastal plain, south of Lima, the geoglyphs of Nazca cover about 450 sq. km. The Nazca lines, visible only from the air, were scratched on the surface of the ground between 500 B.C. and A.D.500. The
geoglyphs depict living creatures, as well as geometric figures several kilometers long. The Nazca figures are incorporated into Peruvian clothing, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, and much more.