Tue, Feb 15, 2022 - 05:00 PM to 05:30 PM (EST)
Why llamas and alpacas are so important in Perú?
Host: Maribel Chuquichaico Saravia
Language: Spanish
In the Andes, Ancient cultures were using South American camelids as pack animals transporting different products all over the empire by the fantastic Inca trails; many people know llamas and alpacas, but do you know how to recognize them? What if I tell you that vicuña fiber is considered the best quality you can find in the world over cashmere? Our ancestors used every single part of these animals, and it is possible to see them in some Andean communities even nowadays.