famous for its natural sheen and cosy fluffiness
Did you know that mohair is actually the hair of the… Angora goat? Isn’t that strange? Then what about angora wool? Angora wool comes from the Angora rabbit. Pretty confusing indeed.
Let me explain: the variety of the goat family called Angora is assumed to have originated in or around Tibet in the Himalayas. Somehow a number of the animals ended up in the Ankara region in Turkey somewhere in the 16th century, where they were promptly called Angora goats, Angora being the original name of Ankara. And guess what: Ankara/Angora was home to the Angora rabbit … As for mohair, the term is supposedly a corruption of the Arabic term for the hair of this type of goat. Oh my.