Arequipa is called the World´s capital of the Alpaca, a wool that comes from this andean camels and considered very fine and valuable.
Big factories and several boutiques offer fine products at great prices. A good quality alpaca sweater will be between 70 to 180 soles according to colors and designs.
Be aware some handicraft stores offer very cheap alpaca, unfortunately fake ones.
Most typical handicrafts come from Chivay area.
Colorfull embroidery called Maquinaza style, representing daily activities or nature scenes.
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