The quality of wool is determined by its fiber diameter, crimp, yield, color, and staple strength. For sizes 2yo and up, hooded version, I recommend using circular needles at least inch cm long to accommodate all the stitches when working front band.
The vicuña was believed to be the reincarnation of a beautiful young maiden who received a coat of pure gold once she consented to the advances of an old, ugly king. Because of this, it was against the law for anyone to kill a vicuña or wear its fleece, except for Inca royalty. At present, the Peruvian government has a labeling system that identifies all garments that have been created through a government-sanctioned chacu.
This guarantees that the animal was captured, shorn alive, returned to the wild, and cannot be shorn again for another two years. The program also ensures that a large portion of the profits return to the villagers. Because of this, some countries have banned the importation of the wool to save the animal.
There is a limited but growing trend to commercially produce wool from vicuñas in captivity, with growing herds in the Chilean Andes. Biologist Cristian Bonacic has expressed his concern about the possibility of habitat damage and the transmission of disease in the farms. Vicuña wool can be used for apparel such as socks, sweaters, accessories, shawls, coats, and suits and home furnishings such as blankets and throws. Vicuña in the coat of arms of Peru. Vicuña in Jujuy Province in the Argentine Altiplano Vicuña fawn in the Atacama Desert From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For other uses, see Vicuña disambiguation. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 January Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed.
Johns Hopkins University Press. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Michael 7 December Archived from the original on 4 March The last of the wild: Vicuna Vicugna vicugna ". Fish and Wildlife Service. Archived from the original on 1 February Retrieved 4 January Friends of the National Zoo. Archived from the original on 21 March Retrieved 16 May Sustainable Use of the Vicuña: Bactrian Camel Dromedary Wild Bactrian camel.
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