Paco Vicuna - Lace
Paco-vicuña are a special alpaca that exhibits the phenotypical traits of the vicuña, its Andean ancestor. Paco-vicuñas are a cross between alpacas and vicuñas and have existed for some time in small quantities in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. There are very few Paco-vicuñas currently in the United States. Paco-Vicuna have the super-fine fiber like the wild vicuña but with somewhat longer and denser fleece like the alpaca. Alpacas were originally domesticated from vicuñas over the past 6000 years. Vicuña traits can be observed in the alpaca herds that exist today on the altiplano, the high plateaus of South America.
Our Paco-Vicuña suppliers are a Colorado farm called Jefferson Farms whose focus is in producing the highest quality fleeces and luxurious products, using livestock that require the minimum of intervention or care. Jefferson Farms' plan is to focus on top quality genetics and production of unrivaled fleeces and products. Setting their fiber production goals at 300 PVs, so they can combine the fleeces, using strict guidelines, which allows for a better economy of production expenses while creating top quality Paco-Vicuña fibers and yarns.