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What is "Astrakhan Cloth" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 16-May-2023 (9 months, 11 days ago)
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Astrakhan Cloth
Astrakhan pelt of the newborn Persian lamb, used like fur in garments, and also the woolen fabric woven to resemble real astrakhan. The cloth is woven on a cotton base entirely covered by a pile of closely curled mohair. Before being woven the mohair is wound on spindles and steamed to produce a tight, permanent curl.
Astrakhan Cloth
A thick woven or knitted fabric with lots of loops or curls that imitates the pelt of an Astrakhan lamb.

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