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What is "Vicuna" - Definition & Explanation

The fleece is reddish brown, shading to white on the belly. The fibers can be use to manufacture the softest coat cloth in the world Ö or at least thatís the story from the vicuna growers industry.
The best of all luxury fibers, the Vicuna (thatís an animal) lives mostly above the clouds in certain plateaus of South America. The fiber is so fine, it is half the diameter of the finest wool.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The highest grade of material made from the best of stock Ė Saxony, Silesia, or Australia merino wool. Two-up and one-down twill weave is used. Set in the reed at 144 inches and finished at about...

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