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What is "Mohair" - Definition & Explanation

Natural fiber obtained from the angora goat.
The long, lustrous and strong hair fibers from the Angora goat. End-uses include sweaters, coats, suits, and scarves.
Mohair is a silk-like fabric made from the hair of the Angora goat. It is durable, light and warm, although some people find it uncomfortably itchy.
From the clipped angora goat. Some mohair fabric has a cotton warp and mohair filling (sometimes called brilliantine). Imitation mohair is made from wool or a blend. The weave can be plain or twill or knitted. The Angora goat is one of the oldest animals known to man. It is 2 1/2 times as strong as wool. Angora goats are raised in South Africa, Western Asia, turkey, and neighboring countries. Some are in the U.S.A. but give a fabric that is smooth, glossy, and wiry. The angora goat has long wavy hair. Mohair is also made in a pile fabric of cut and uncut loops similar to frieze with a cotton and wool back and mohair pattern. It is similar to alpaca.
Hair fibers from the Angora goat. End-uses include sweaters, coats, suits, and scarves.
Comes from the Angora goat, one of oldest animals known to man, it is two-and-one-half times as strong as wool and outwears it. Come from South Afnca. Western Asia. Turkey, and California. Oregon. and Texas in this country, with Kenviile, Texas. the center of the industry in Amenca. Foreign mohair is nine to twelve inches long and allowed a full years growth belore shearing. California and Texas mohair are sheared twice a year since the fibers would fall out if allowed a one year growth. Uses include fancy dress goods, felt hars, linings, plushes, and in blended yarns for use in mens and wornens suiting fabrics.
A lustrous fine hair obtained from Angolan goat.
Obtained from the angora goat, this is one of the oldest textile fibers. It is both durable and resilient.
Fabric constructed of Angora coat hair and woven with silk, wool, or cotten.

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