Alpaca has been considered a luxury fiber for more than 5000 years. The Incan empire reserved alpaca fiber for royalty. Today, it is the perfect material to place anywhere in your home or business.
Ulana Handcrafted Rugs uses alpaca as our preferred material because of its softness, light weight, range of natural color, strength and durability. Alpaca has several other advantages that make it preferable to standard wool rugs:
— Alpaca is as soft as cashmere and feels great on bare feet.
— It is hypoallergenic and more durable than sheep's wool.
— It is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite.
— Alpaca is easy to clean. Although spots are uncommon, remove any mark with a small amount of carbonated mineral water.