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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Camel Hair

 

 

The wool or hair of the camel is used rarely in pile rug weaving and kilims.  Camel hair is distinguished from wool by its fineness and pigmentation granules.  However the name is often used to refer to the camel color woolen carpets such as in Serabs and many Bidjar carpets.