Mohair is one of the finest and most exclusive natural materials. The soft, silk-like yarn is spun from the hair of the Angora goat. Anyone who sees an angora goat for the first time often thinks it is a sheep. The wooly hair of the goat is long and curly, lush around the head and body. The angora goat has no molting, so mohair continues to grow. The goat is shaved twice a year, in spring and autumn. The name Mohair given to the fleece of angora goats, is derived from the Arabic word Mukhaya which means 'cloth of bright lustrous goat hair'. The angora goat is an ancient breed. Mosaics of the use of goat hair for textiles dating back as early as 2500 BC.
Mohair is known for its durability and softness. Wonderfully thick, warm and soft with a special satin gloss like silk. Mohair is super light, and famous for its versatility: cool in the summer, warm in the winter. The wool does not itch or irritate the skin. Our mohair throws and blankets are handwoven in Europe by a traditional, family run mill that is certified on animal friendly practices and sustainable production.