Shawl

Kazakh nomads wore vests made from local goat hair to keep warm during severe winters on the Orenburg steppes. The goat hair was among the softest and finest in the world. When Russian settlers arrived in the 17th century, they used it to knit shawls in traditional patterns. Diaphanous and virtually weightless, these shawls are remarkably warm and durable.


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What is your most extraordinary garment and how can you demonstrate its interesting qualities?

responded: Jun 10, 2010

Posted by debora

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my favorite is coarse and colourful very bold and made of natural fibre

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