Mohair Socks

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Mohair is the fleece that is sheared twice a year off the Angora Goat, which originated in the Angora region of Turkey. This breed was first imported into the United States in 1849, where it was used to clear brushlands for eventual agriculture use. During the Yukon gold rush, they pulled sleighs while providing meat and cloth to the prospectors. There were Angora goats in Canada at the turn of the century, but interest waned and the breed disappeared. In the early 1970’s, some were again imported from the United States, and they are still with us today