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Did you know that clothes were very important to the Incas? Peasants wore llama and other fibers. Alpacas were reserved for the upper classes. The finest fibers, called "cumbi" in Incan, were reserved for royalty only.
You can see why alpaca fibers would be very valuable to the peoples of south America. Alpacas and llamas will live in many places where it is difficult to raise livestock, such as in high mountains and cold areas. Alpaca fiber is several times warmer than wool, and is much more comfortable to boot.
Alpacas are efficient eaters and require not much feed, which would be convenient for an alpaca herder on a cold mountain peak.
But get back to kings wearing alpaca fibers. Nowadays wearing the finest alpaca fibers is within reach of an average American. We have riches, including soft beds and quick communication, that were beyond the comprehension of ancient kings. When you think about it, we really have it pretty good.
We're a family of three. We raise alpacas and chickens. We explore different ways of living healthier and happier. We love to share what we learn and to learn what you care to share.