Extremely long suri llama locks in white/cream. The listed price is for 2 ounce of locks averaging 12-15 inches in length It is very rare to find locks at this length. Animals are usually sheared yearly, and if they are not sheared or only have the blanket (chest, back, sides) removed, neck fiber sometimes is left for two years. Although beautiful length can be achieved, one needs to appreciate the fact that the fiber is on an animal living in a barnyard setting during this time. Llamas in particular are vegetable matter magnets.
This fiber is raw, that is not washed. Individual locks have been aligned and most have been pulled open to allow the worst pieces of small hay fleck to drop out, but there is still VM (vegetable matter) present that will need cleaning. The base of the locks is a beautiful white but the tips are dusty. Based on my experience, these should clean up well with a little shampoo, but I am offering this fiber with minimal preparation so that you as the customer may save money by doing the work of final cleaning. Based on my handling of the locks and pulling apart the matted areas where VM has been trapped, this appears to be good strong fiber. It is quite silky and lustrous, and you will have plenty to work with.
I believe this batch will be more than adequate for a voluptuous wig. If you are accustomed to working with suri alpaca or mohair, you may be used to ordering more fiber by weight. Llama is a medullated (hollow) fiber. As compared to suri alpaca, suri llama is lighter in weight. The photo with the fiber in a ziplock bag is a gallon bag.
Care instructions: You may have a special method you use to wash. I use shampoo that I would use on my own hair, just never agitate it and comb it gently.
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I am sooo glad I stepped into unfamiliar territory and tried suri llama. I love this fiber as much as, if not more, than a lot of my suri alpaca collection. It takes more work to process, and it's a little bit of an adjustment when you're used to alpaca, but the end product is totally worth it. Beautiful drape, light, silky, and soft.