Mohair (from "muhayar" which is Arabian for "the fabric of goat hair") is the hair that is sheared (usually twice a year) from an Angora goat. The best fibers from Angora goats, which are very sensitive to temperature, are only available in 3 places in the world that have the consistent mild climate they need: Texas, USA, South Africa and Turkey. The fur from the Angora goat is white, curly, has a wonderful silky feel, a natural sheen and is remarkably strong. One angora goat can produce 11 to 17 pounds of mohair in one year. Mohair takes and holds dye well. This combination of characteristics makes mohair one of the finest fibers that nature has to offer. The natural durability of real fur without harm to the animal or the environment. Typically mohair is the chosen fabric for the teddy bear maker. Oh, and it is also very expensive to buy.... it runs about $80-$125 for just 1 yard of fabric....ouch!
So there you have it in a nutshell..... a bit of trivia for your brain today.
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