Similar in size to guanaco and endowed with great resistance, it was domesticated over the millennia by the ancient Peruvians who gave it a magical-religious meaning, benefiting from its fiber, its meat and using it as a means of transport for their products.
There are two breeds: Chacu with long fiber and Qara with short fiber, both of great chromatic variety. The llamas are still attached by shepherds in all the Andes, especially in Bolivia and Peru.
It has a variable fineness between 22 and 32mic.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION: 2 million kilos in Bolivia, Argentina and Peru.