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Mohair: Defined and Explained

November 17, 2009

Mohair usually refers to a yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat. It is a durable fabric and one of the oldest textile fibers utilized today. Usually it is used in fiber blends.

As a goat ages, its hair increases in diameter. The finer mohair from younger animals is used for clothing, and the thicker hair from older goats is more often made into carpets and heavy fabrics intended for outerwear.

Angora goats

Angora goats

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