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Updated On: Thursday, 18 October 2018
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FROM THE FIELD: A mountain of indigenous knowledge in Peru

Content by: UN News Centre

The Suri alpaca, an animal which is similar to a llama, is known for its soft coat which makes high quality but delicate yarn.

In recent years the Suri yarn has lost popularity because it’s harder to spin, dye, knit and weave.

As a result, local communities have turned towards more profitable alpaca yarns.

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