Handmade Alpaca Rugs
An alpaca rug is one of our most exclusive items available and is made from premium ethically-sourced alpaca fur from Peru. The alpaca rug is a must-have for each alpaca fan and lover of exclusive additions to the home interior. The alpaca rug is our only interior item that is not woven, meaning this product is completely natural and sourced with almost no machinal processes. If you are looking to buy a luxurious natural addition to your home interior then Inkari is the place you should be. The thickest rugs are hand-selected by artisans in the Andes mountains before they are cleaned and processed into the rug you see before you. Inkari can tell you all about the reasons for this labor-intensive process.
Why are alpaca rugs essential in the natural cycle?
Alpaca rugs are essential in the natural cycle because an alpaca rug is always a residual product. The cycle in which alpaca farmers function (farming, shearing, roaming, etc.) is only financially feasible if an alpaca farmer has a healthy and happy herd of alpacas. Why? Yearly returns on the alpaca wool that is shorn weigh heavier than the financial benefits made from one single hide. Healthy alpacas equal a healthy alpaca farm and a good income. In a situation where the Andean climates take its toll on the herd, an alpaca farmer is able to process and generate income from a residual resource. Inkari is a big proponent of this natural cycle and supports alpaca farmers wherever possible.
The Social Alpaca Network
Alpacas are the connecting factor in the relationships we call the 'Social Alpaca Network'. Alpacas live in the Andes and provide the wool and the fur. Alpacas give. The artisans take these materials and use their cultural heritage, traditions, and wisdom to make the finest products available. Artisans create. Inkari makes sure that the engine keeps running and alpaca fans from all over the world find the best items there are. Inkari connects. The alpaca fans then combine their mutual love for alpacas and share their experiences with fellow fans and the world. Alpaca fans share. The more positivity we share, the more we are able to give back to the alpacas, the alpaca farmers, the artisans, and eventually the fans again. This cycle reinforces itself and falls apart when one link 'breaks': we are all connected and part of a huge network of positivity! This makes us able to do what we do and let people who love, breathe, and sleep alpacas create amazing things. Such as the alpaca blankets and alpaca throws.