Friday, 31 March 2017

This cape, made of vicuna trimmed in fox fur, looks very up to date, but was actually made in the early 1960's.
The vicuña or vicugna is one of two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes. Vicuñas produce small amounts of extremely fine wool, which is very expensive because the animal can only be shorn every three years, and has to be caught from the wild.
An advertisement for this lovely cape can be seen here

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