Wool is the textile fiber that we get from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats. We can determine quality of wool by its fiber diameter, crimp, yield, color, and staple strength. Fiber diameter is the single most important wool characteristic determining quality and price.
A shawl is a simple item of clothing,that we loosely wear over the shoulders, upper body and arms, and sometimes also over the head. It is usually a rectangular or square piece of cloth, which is often folded to make a triangle, but can also be triangular in shape. Other shapes include oblong shawls.
Wool is the only material in the world that mammals produce naturally to regulate their body temperature in all climates. If you wear wool during the summer – you’ll actually be cool? Wool has the ability to regulate individual body temperature. It can keep you warm in the winter, and cool during the summer.
Wool is also naturally resistant to water – it simply repels moisture through its fiber, which makes it resistant to rot, mold or mildew. In addition, the unique structure of wool will not allow the accumulation of body odor so you can wear a garment of this material for days without problems. Often, airing the woolen garments is enough for their ”cleaning”.
Some other fabric shawls and mufflers are also available at Mahaguthi: