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Chiengora Wide Headband

Chiengora Wide Headband


Handspun and Woven

Chiengora (pronounced she-an-gora) is specially woven yarn spun from dog and wolf hair.  Chien is the French word for dog, and gora is derived from “angora”, the soft fur of a rabbit. The spinning of dog hair is an ancient art form dating back to prehistoric Scandinavia. It was the main fiber spun on the North American continent before the Spaniards introduced sheep. Chiengora is up to 80% warmer than wool and sheds water well. Its fiber is not elastic like wool, and is characterized by its fluffiness, known as a halo effect. It has a similar appearance to angora and is luxuriously soft. 

2 sizes available: Small/Medium & Medium/Large

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