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The Queen of the Andes
by Bruna Rotunno for Loro Piana
In the days of the Incas there were millions of vicunas grazing freely on the steep slopes of the Andes. They were thought to have magical powers granted by the gods: people believed they were reincarnations of the dead, capable of appeasing the god Inti to ensure warmth and fertility on earth. Legend had it that the vicuna originated from water, and would take refuge in water to escape from anyone wishing to tame it. Indeed vicunas have always lived wild, dominating the bitterly cold Andean plateaus with natural grace
Publisher: Skira

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