#07 Vicuna wool

Weaving friend, Ryoko, saw a full-page ad in the NYT recently, mentioning the high-end clothier Loro Piana's part in saving the Vicuna, a relative of the llama, by establishing  Peru's first private nature reserve. Its fleece is said to have no equal in price.

First, here's a Wikipedia enrty for the Vicuna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicuña


Second is the commercial website of the Italian firm, Loro Pinana http://www.loropiana.com/flash.html#/lang:en/panel:section/Loro_Piana_e_la_Vicuna

-From D&R in beautiful W. Lafayette IN

The screenshot thumbnail, above, is a cut from their blog.

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