Alpaca Blanket in blues, greens and lavender

Bidding Supports: Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Duncans Mills, CA)

Item Number
144
Value:
$80 USD
Online Close:
Aug 14, 2019 10:00 PM PDT
Bid History:
10 Bids

Ask a question about this item

Description

This luxuriously soft Alpaca blanket is woven of rich tones of blue, teal, aqua, emerald and forest green. This sumptuous blanket combines beauty, incredible softness and warmth.  At 65" wide x 88" long, it covers a queen-sized bed.  It can be machine-washed in cold water and machine-dried without heat. The blanket is flame resistant, lighter and softer than wool, and hypoallergenic. Alpaca wicks moisture and has a silk-like shimmer. The soft blend of colors will go well with any decor.

Alpaca fiber is more environmentally friendly than sheep wool: sheep lanolin must be chemically processed out of wool; wider alpaca hooves leave the soil looser and able to maintain the grass, so alpaca graze in one area and don't trample down vast acreage, as sheep do.  Alpaca typically are shorn just once each year, yielding 2-4 kilograms, raising the cost relative to wool--the price for gentler treatment of the animals. 30% synthetic for durability.

This would be a perfect gift--if only you could let it go! 

Donated by Worldly Goods in historic Duncans Mills, CA. Be sure to stop by and appreciate the rest of their extraordinary collection.

http://www.duncansmills.net/wdgpage.html

https://www.facebook.com/Worldly-Goods-101296293283206/

Special Instructions

Sales tax applies.  If the blanket is not picked up at the Stewards office by August 23, it will be mailed to the address provided and shipping costs will be charged.  If no address has been provided, the sale will be void in 30 days, the winner may treat their bid as a tax-deductible donation to Stewards, and the blanket will be resold at a future auction.