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The Wonders of Wool

Shira Yehudit Djalilmand

We all know that wool is that lovely fabric our favorite sweater is made of. But there’s much, much more to know about wool and where it comes from.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What is Wool? Wool comes from sheep, right? Right — but only sometimes. Wool is actually a fiber made from the hairs of animals that include sheep — but also goats, rabbits, and even llamas. But, as sheep were one of the first animals domesticated by man thousands of years ago, probably in Asia Minor, (around what is now Turkey) sheep’s wool was — and still is — by far the most widely used. Domesticated means an animal is trained to need and accept the care of a human. As people spread across the globe, they took sheep with them. 


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