Peruvians have been wearing knits made of alpaca fiber for centuries.
And it was fur of every variety: brushed mohair, alpaca, ponyhair, and astrakhan.
Here are three samples: one called brilliantine; and another, alpaca; the third, mohair.
The alpaca is smaller than the llama, and somewhat resembles the sheep.
alpaca, Vicuna and Llama wools are from different species of American goats.
A drab sack-coat of alpaca hung, unbuttoned, down to his knees.
Wool is the soft, curly covering which forms the fleecy coat of the sheep and similar animals, such as the goat and alpaca.
Mohair and alpaca noils are obtained by the combing of these materials.
alpaca Wool is the fleece of the Peruvian sheep, which is a species of llama.
Hair is obtained from the angora goat, the camel, and alpaca.
1792, from Spanish alpaca, probably from Aymara allpaca, related to Quechua p'ake "yellowish-red." The al- is perhaps from influence of Arabic definite article (see almond). Attested in English from 1753 in the form pacos.