This raw alpaca fiber is from the blanket of one of my older females (this gal is 17 years old). Due to her age, her staple length is just over 2 inches of growth in one year, not suitable for mill spinning. In addition, again because of age, the quality is not super, but it is still useful in other ways than yarn. Many seek out fiber like this to make felt, rugs or use for stuffing pillows or dog beds.
This lot weighs approximately 4 pounds and is white in color. It has not been washed or cleaned in any way, and is truly "raw".
Alpacas produce and provide to us a very soft fiber that is hypoallergenic. Alpacas do not produce lanolin like sheep do, so most people can wear alpaca even if they are allergic to sheep's wool. An alpaca's fiber is soft, light weight, and very warm, making it a very popular natural fiber.