Rainbow Llama - Limited Edition
Handmade Alpaca Fur
Our handmade stuffed animals are especially soft and squeezable, these furry friends are handmade and each is one-of-a-kind with unique patterns and personality like the alpacas themselves.
- Super Soft.
- Natural & Hypo-Allergenic.
-Due to nature of the product, colors may vary.
- Size: 12" approx.
Inspired Peru is an artisan cooperative consisting of 35 artisans; the majority are widows and heads of household from indigenous communities in the Peruvian highlands. Ethically sourced, local alpaca wool is used to craft products, such as stuffed animals and accessories, that celebrate the artisans’ ancestral and cultural heritage. The artisans generally work from the comfort of their home; however, they have access to a communal workshop in the city of Lima. At Inspired Peru, artisans are empowered to transmit their traditional skills to future generations while expanding their business and leadership skills. Artisans have access to skill development programs through Inspired Peru. We are proud to partner with artisans at Inspired Peru.
On average, six to eight artisans collaborate on the production of these stuffed animals. It takes about five days to craft each of these adorable, hypoallergenic stuffed animals. The process begins with artisans shaping molds and carefully sewing the body. Each animal’s face is separately constructed, giving each piece a very realistic flair. After carefully shaving the alpaca, the hair is washed and sun-dried for one to two days. Depending on the item, the artisans may dye the alpaca hair using vibrant colors. Dying involves additional hand-wash cycles to reach the desired color. Molds are separately made using flexible cardboard. Artisans carefully hand-glue the washed alpaca hair to the mold. Once dried, the hair is thoroughly hand-combed to reach its staple softness. No animal cruelty is involved in the sourcing of the alpaca hair.
About The Rainbow Llama
Peruvian culture is unique to the rest of the world, and anyone who has been there or who is familiar with life there understands that what you notice aside from the beauty of the landscape and the people is the color. There is color almost everywhere, and it’s a signature component of what your senses get to experience when you’re in this magical place.
Now you can bring a dash of those colors home to you with Inspired Peru’s Limited Edition Rainbow Llama. This alpaca fur stuffed animal has a unique design and is definitely worthy of being included in any South American artisan collection, as it’s made with ethically sourced, soft, bright alpaca fur of different colors.
Each patch of fur was hand-dyed and carefully placed for the best combination and pattern of colors in the little Peruvian town of Andes by our community of artisans.
If you want to stand it up as a decoration, it will not only stand up, but stand out. If you want to cuddle with it, you’ll immediately notice how soft it is. It is not only soft, but hypoallergenic, so you won’t have to worry about any sneezing or other reactions.
Get your Limited Edition Rainbow Llama today and bring a little piece of Peruvian culture into your world without even leaving your home! You’ll be glad you did as you enjoy that extra splash of tasteful color.