The wool of the vicuna is very fine and extremely expensive. In the Andes, because its wool is so valuable, the vicuna is shorn once a year at a ceremony called the "chaccu"
Cecilia Fuentes Ibarburu is Chilean but is an ambassador of South American culture. In her South Embassy store in Mitte, she sells alpaca wool scarves from Peru, Amazon forest jewelry, Ecuadorian felt hats and much more.
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