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Camel Wool

Camel wool is a strong, shiny, smooth, warm and light fabric at the same time. Election material for coats and jackets, but also suitable for scarves and pullovers, the natural camel of the best quality comes from the mantle of animals called "bactrians" with a double hump spread in central Asia and bred in the wild.


Origins

the camel marked the history of entire peoples along the exotic trading routes between Asia, Africa and Europe. Camel yarn is documented in the West from the seventeenth century but only in 1800 becomes popular inside the British empire thanks to the Polo, a very widespread sport for which camel wool jackets, worn by the players, becomes a symbol of noble elegance even outside the playing fields. Even today, clothes made with camel wool are worn by desert nomads to shelter from both heat and cold. Over the centuries the yarn was used to create precious garments. For Malo those are timeless jackets and coats, hand-embroidered sweaters and scarves, refined specialties made by the most expert artisans .


Features

the Bactrian camels are known for their large twin humps and for their long and shiny coat. A peculiarity of this type of wool is that it is not obtained by shearing or plucking, but collected when the animal loses its coat. During the moulting period, in spring, the younger animals are brushed, both the outer layer and the undercoat are collected and only later, by combing, the coarser hairs are separated from the finer and more valuable ones. Camel is a material that maintains its extraordinary natural qualities. The yarn in its most precious form looks like a golden tan with shades ranging from red to light brown, no dyes are needed, the beauty of these fabrics lies in the characteristic color. Camel wool is also very warm but breathable, the younger wild specimens have a very modest yield, for this precious, only about 700 grams per year, the fabric obtained is particularly soft and warm, the most prized according to classification methods.


Washing and care

In order to unchange over years, the garment should be washed preferably by hand using only delicate soaps without surfactants. Fabric conditioners are always to be avoided. Washed clothes should be laid on a dry towel in order to preserve their shape and be left to dry if possible in the open air.