Llamas are one of four main species of New World Camelids & are thought to be related to Bactrian and Dromedary camels of Asia. Through domestication and controlled breeding for beasts of burden, the llama was fundamental to the rise of the Incan Civilization. Unfortunately, with the fall of the Incan Civilization, llamas were nearly pushed into extinction and only barely survived in the harsh upper regions of the Andes.
Approximately 8" Tall Sold Individually & Assorted in Color Alpacas are one of the four main species of New World Camelids. It resembles a llama in superficial appearances, but is considerably smaller. Alpacas unlike the llamas are not used as beasts of burden & are valued only for their fine, soft fiber.
This beautiful Ceramic Alpaca has been hollowed to house a Nativity Manger Scene. Hand-crafted by the Artesanos in Peru, this item beautifully fuses two major themes prevalent in South American Life: Catholicism & the Alpaca. 4.5" Tall Sold Individually