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The Tibetan chiru has been threatened to the brink of extinction owing to their sinfully fine fiber called shahtoosh. Throughout most of the world, it is illegal to both and sell and wear a shahtoosh garment, which seems to have suceeded in driving the price up even more. 

Vol. 3 Iss. 2

  • Fibers/Animals:  Mohair, Wool, Guanaco, Merino, Silk, Cashmere, Qiviut, Caprene Goat, Sheep,Muskox, Angora Goats

    Places: Vermont; Chiapas; Alaska; Harmony, Minnesota

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