Exquisite original woven pieces
created by Shalimar's skilled fiber artist
The Grace and beauty of
It's a beautiful life
living among the alpacas
Chickens and alpacas
roam our gardens
About Shalimar Alpacas
Olivier and Patricia and their two daughters join a passion for fiber with a passion for breeding beautiful, high quality alpacas. Their alpaca business began with a search for what to do with their six acres of land in upstate New York. The beauty of alpacas and the luxurious fiber they produced presented an ideal business opportunity for the Gillotins, building on their skill and experience with textiles. As both Olivier and Patricia come to the alpaca business with a strong professional connection to the textile and fashion industries.
At Shalimar Alpacas, we truly believe in the importance of genetic selection. With our direct involvement in the fiber side of the business, producing alpacas who possess the highest quality fleece is our primary goal. Our foundation herd was built using the most stringent breeding quality standards for fiber, conformation and even temperament.
In keeping with our mission to provide the highest quality animals, we also strive for excellence in all the services Shalimar provides. From the finest breeding alpaca to the finest fiber to fine customer service, we are committed to delivering the best. We offer a wide range of services from alpaca breeding, alpaca sales, fiber and product sales, and educational services such as weaving and fiber art lessons.
The Shalimar Alpaca Store features the highest quality products, many designed and produced by Patrica herself, a skilled professional weaver. As the curator and often producer of what we offer, she is exacting in her expectations for the quality and gifted in creating her own works of art. We invite you to browse our store and discover the beauty of alpaca.