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The transformation from the wild to the finished product involves casting it in gold, silver alpaca and tumbaga.
Park and Lawlor also spend a lot of time in Peru, where Öhlin/D’s pima-cotton and alpaca knitwear is made in women-run factories.
Here are some notable ways the population was counted before the first U.S. census in 1790: Incan Quipu: Instead of counting with tally marks, Incans lined up quipu or threads (made out of llama or alpaca, according to some sources).
In fact virtually all the animals and birds raised in the U.S. for meat, eggs, and wool hail originally from the Old World; The only species native to the New World that have been bred for human use are turkeys, llamas, alpacas, and guinea pigs.
Rose Mogerman says her alpaca business doesn't need any tax help.
Synhorst admits that alpaca fiber is not yet mainstream.
An alpaca’s head and upper torso swarmed by flies lay rotting Friday afternoon inside the fence girding Kepner Farms tucked in the Santa Ana Mountains.
From alpacas to zebras, nearly 500 animals roam this park, where a drive-through safari puts visitors nose to nose with some of the friendliest creatures.
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Origin and Etymology of alpaca
First Known Use: 1747See Words from the same year
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Definition of alpaca for English Language Learners
: a South American animal that is related to the llama and has long woolly hair
: wool of the alpaca or a cloth made of it
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