The Vicuna

11 560,00

Vicuña fiber is, at 12 microns, the finest animal fiber in the world.

Dimensions : 110 x 160 cm
Weight : 460 g
Composition : 100% Vigogne
Delivery time : 4 weeks

Description

The Vicuña plaid is made from the finest and rarest animal fiber in the world, that of La Vigogne. This unique raw material has been impeccably designed to create an accessory exclusive to the touch.

We emboss the label with the INNATA logo and serial number, which guarantees the quality and traceability of the product. We individually number each product made from this exclusive fiber.

The vicuña: a beautiful and graceful creature

The vicuña is the most graceful and rare of the four South American camelids. She lives in the High Andes at an altitude of 4000 meters. Local communities carefully mow wild animals. Everything is done in respectful ceremonies and now anchored in the ancestral Peruvian tradition.

Vicuña fiber is, at 12 microns, the finest animal fiber in the world. At the time of the Incas, Vicuña fiber clothing was reserved for the elite of the nation. In the 1960s, the vicuña was on the brink of extinction. Then, under the authority of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) a program to save the species was set up to save this graceful species from certain extinction. The Peruvian state now controls the sale – in very limited quantities – since the 1990s.

A mix of art and technology

The treatment of Vicuña fiber textiles is like creating a work of art from precious raw materials. Those who participate in each of the different stages of creation have great manual dexterity.
The first part of the production process, which begins with the capture, mowing and selection of the fiber by expert hands. This is followed by transport, washing and drying.
The second stage of the process corresponds to a balance between the two worlds: this ancestral know-how, which is the selection of fiber and the use of the most sophisticated technology to spin and weave this exceptionally short and fine fiber.
This species has long been under full control. INNATA is now one of the few authorized to work and import this exceptional fiber.

This product is only available on order, delivery worldwide in 30 days.

Photo Vicuña by kylli-kittus-1252381-unsplash