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Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos Alpaca

Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos Alpaca

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Day of the Dead: Dia de los Muertos Alpaca

Our festive alpaca is quite a spectacular piece! This 6.5" alpaca sculpture is a celebration of hispanic culture in Mexico and all over Latin America. She is an incredibly elaborate demonstration of needle felted art. She is made entirely by hand with each tiny embelishment cut and applied by hand. Each face is created by the artist for a unique and special expression.  Just like the live animals, these little ones do well in herds. The alpaca stands on her own (no loop to hang). Due to the hand crafting process, each piece is unique with slight variations.

What Is Alpaca Fiber? 

Alpaca was once considered a gift from the gods and the most important relic of Incan history. Alpacas are in the camelid family, sharing the most genetic material with the vicuña. They are one of the four South American camelids. 

The two breeds of alpacas are: the Huacaya and the Suri. The types of fiber harvested from each of these breeds are equally prized for different reasons. Fiber derived from alpacas varies in weight depending on how it is spun, making it ideal for a number of different kinds of products. Compared to sheep’s wool, alpaca fiber is considerably softer, and more durable.

About Needle Felting

Needle felting is a dry felting method typically using wool with its barbs that felt quickly and easily. However, we use alpaca for a softer and more artistic effect. Our crafters have mastered this art form and now use this media for sculptures, flat art, and clothing embellishments.   

Fiber artists can needle felt for a few moments or for days at a time. This relaxing craft is now available to everyone. We offer both finished sculptures and needle felting kits. Please call us at 877-Alpacas (877-257-2228) or click here for more info on DIY projects.

  • Made using certified alpaca fiber
  • Natural colors and marking are emulated 
  • Artistically handcrafted in-house by our experts
  • Kits include detailed steps and pictures for projects 
  • Finished products are always Fair Trade from Peru
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