This is prime alpaca fiber from the blanket of the animal. It is on average 3-4 inches long. It has a wide amplitude crimp and has a nice loft. Estimated micron factor=22-24. It has been skirted. 95% of the vegetative material and short pieces have already been removed. It is therefore ready to wash. since there is no lanolin or oil in alpaca fiber, it is very easy to wash. This fiber can be spun into yarn to knit or crochet or it can be used for felting. Since it is so very soft, I would craft something to be worn against the skin. This fiber came from "Indy", a sweet young boy who loves a good snuggle...followed by a carrot.
All of our animals are raised in a loving environment and treated with the respect they deserve.
If you have purchased more than One pound of fiber and I find that you have drastically overpaid for shipping, you will find a cash refund in your package.