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Mohair fibre

Mohair fibre

Mohair is a fine, light fibre from Angora goats. It is durable, resilient and warm. It has a high affinity for dyes, and brilliant colour combinations can be achieved, as shown here by Marnie Kelly of Earnscleugh Station in Central Otago. Mohair may be blended with wool in some garments.

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Jim Esson, 'Exotic farm animals - Introducing animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Jim Esson, published 24 Nov 2008