Friendly alpacas in every colour, running to greet us over the green fields of the Karisma Animal Companions farm.
One of Miriam's beautiful hand-made alpaca shawls - a delicate fantasy of softness and warmth.
Peter and Miriam and their alpaca friends at home on a lovely winter day against their green Waikato landscape.
Click to see Miriam holding Li'l Daisy and
Peter with Norma Jean

to Karisma Animal Companions, where Peter and Miriam Dixon live among their beloved alpacas (and their many other animals).

Karisma is committed to producing top quality alpacas. Our champions are producing champions as you can see in the picture at the bottom of the page. Animals like these will grace any herd adding quality genetics to enhance your stock.

At the top of this page you can see just a few of the Dixon's dozens of alpacas running enthusiastically to greet them, over the green fields of their home in the rich Waikato farmlands of New Zealand.

Below the menu bar, forming a background for the menus themselves, is a close-up view of the fabric of a shawl hand-made from the fibre of the alpacas. This is unique felting created by the cunning hands of Miriam herself - she who "listens" to the fleeces as they run between her fingers whispering suggestions of what style of apparel she could best create from each different fleece.

No wonder there is a quirky magic attached to each of the treasures emerging from this unusual cottage industry - hand-crafted, utterly unique, fantasy garments whose softness, lightness and warmth need to be experienced to be believed. Could this magic have been helped along by these elves we spotted, surreptitiously fingering some alpaca wool in Miriam's workshop? Perhaps they come to life to sprinkle fairy dust over her creations while she sleeps?

Everything produced by the Karisma Team of "cottage industrialists" is entirely from NZ owned alpacas, and is entirely designed and hand-crafted right here within the exclusive Karisma team, creating a unique high-quality product. Full details of how the business works are explained on the "About our Creations" page.

It comes as no surprise to discover that in earlier days, Miriam was a florist - it goes a long way to explain the feeling for colour and line so evident in the garments she creates and perhaps in the quietly recurring daisy motif you begin to notice, gently haunting her designs.

Peter and Miriam promote alpaca to the general public, wherever possible, to encourage a wider understanding of alpaca and their awesome fibre, and so kiwis can become more aware of the growing alpaca industry in this country. Their commitment is to Karismac Alpaca, improving the quality, and offering to breeders and lifestylers animals they are proud to have carry their stud name.

Why do they love alpaca so? This photo of a mother with her real baby and her adopted baby says it all . . . . .

Here is our champion father Karaka, with his champion son.
Champion father and his champion son at Karisma Alpacas.

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If you want to contact us, please phone us at New Zealand 07 8481799 or our physical address is 238 Howden Road, RD9, Hamilton, New Zealand. Or feel free to. . .