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WOOL YIELDING VARIETIES OF SHEEP

SL.NO NAME OF PICTURE QUALITY OF WOOL PLACES WHERE THEY ARE


THE SHEEP PRODUCED COMMONLY SEEN
1 Merino produces a Spain, Australia
premium quality
fine sheep fleece,
which is highly
demanded all
over the world.
The hand-spun
obtained from
merino is used in
making clothes
for babies,
shawls and other
warm
accessories.
2 Lincoln Lincolnshire,England
popular for its
sheep
lovely and finest
wool and fleece,
which is
demanded all
over the world
for weaving and
designing.

3 Drysdale New Zealand


Coarse thick wool
used for making
carpets
4 Lohi Gives good Rajasthan and Punjab
quality wool that
is used for
making woollen
clothes

5 Rampur Brown coloured Uttar Pradesh, Haryana


Bushair superior carpet and Punjab
quality wool that
is used for
making nice
quality carpets
6 Nali Good quality Rajasthan, Haryana
carpet wool that and Punjab
is used for
making premium
variety of carpets
7 Bakharwal Used for making Jammu and Kashmir
woollen shawls

8 Baluchi Light brown Iran, Pakistan and


carpet wool that Afghanistan
is coarse and is
used for making
carpets

9 Marwari Coarse wool Gujarat


10 Pantanwa For hosiery Gujarat
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Other popular WOOL YIELDING animals


SL.NO NAME OF PICTURE QUALITY OF WOOL PLACES WHERE THEY
THE ANIMAL PRODUCED ARE COMMONLY SEEN
1 Angora goat bright lustrous Turkey, Argentina,
goat hair called the United States,
mohair. It is also and South Africa
extremely fluffy
and its hair is
made to make
many different
sweaters, coats,
socks, carpets,
scarves, winter
hats and suits.
2 Llama The wool of llama Andes mountain
camel camel is light region of South
weight, grease America
free, luxurious and
soft and thus is
used for great
quality of woollen
clothes
3 Alpaca Alpaca camel wool Peru and other
camel is very fine and of areas of South
yarn quality and so America
it is used for
shawls and
carpets.

4 Yak The outer wool of Ladakh, Nepal and


yak is rough Sikkim in India
whereas the inner
wool is soft. Wool
from yak is used to
make blankets,
socks, hats and
sweaters