Vicuña is the finest and most rare wool available in the world today. Its combined softness and warmth makes it a perfect choice for our baby blanket – a precious, heirloom-quality gift for any new arrival. The Incas valued vicuña wool so highly, that it was against the law for anyone but royalty to wear it. Vicuñas live high in the Andean wilderness. They’re a protected species and can only be herded and shorn every three years. They have a long, very fine and yet strong coat, with tiny scales on the hollow, air-filled fibers. When the wool is knitted together, these tiny scales cause the fibers to interlock and trap insulating air, making any vicuña wool product extremely warm