Tunupa Alpaca Scarf
This Tunupa alpaca scarf in natural white and black is a must have for alpaca lovers. It's very soft, lightweight and you could wear it as a shawl too!
Material: 100% alpaca superfine.
Handmade in Bolivia by Unique.
Our sweaters are made with sustainable alpaca wool directly sourced by the communities in the Highlands of Bolivia.
Tunupa is the name of a volcano in the Salar de Uyuni, the great salt flatlands of the south of Bolivia. Sacred to the Aymara, its bright red colour and towering presence explain the belief that Tunupa was a supreme god and father of Aymara civilization, as well as god of volcanoes and lightning. The cult of Tunupa is thought to date back to pre-Tiwanaku times. Tunupa would be a natural leader with great influence.
The alpaca wool is sourced by extreme care by the communities who lives from this activity through a process that involves a joint breeding.