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“The William Halstead Little Book of Mohair”

Apr 11, 2011

'Angora' mohair comes from a goat originating in Angora in Asia Minor - an animal dating back to biblical days. Mention is made of the use of mohair at the time of Moses (around 1571 - 1451 BC).

By the early nineteenth century, Mohair had become a valuable commodity in Europe and in order to meet increasing demand, the Turks crossed the Angora goat with more common stock to increase the poundage of salable hair. As a result the breed changed in size and appearance into the animal we recognise today.

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