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Camel hair (3)

hair of the double- or single-humped camel, formed from coarse doghair (between 60 mm and 100 mm in length), the colour of which is dark-brown or black. It has a fine, arcked down (between 100 mm and 160 mm in length) of a yellowish red or sandy-brown. The down is spun into woollen yarns in combination with sheep's wool or other fibres, for the production of the fabrics of coats and blankets. The doghair is spun into coarse carded yarns for use in the production of felts and carpets. It is used most frequently in China, Mongolia, states of the former USSR and Africa.



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