The coarse guard hair
that grows naturally among the soft fur is removed by hand in an ancient technique, and the delicate fibers are then hand washed and air-dried to preserve the extraordinary qualities of the soft fiber.
The fibre data including combed cashmere weight, cashmere fibre length and guard hair
length, were collected from farm records.
Follicles from four underfur hairs contain about the same amount of DNA as one guard hair
and were included in Category classification assignments.
Field key to guard hair
of middle western furbearers.
Envision great cats slinking through forest shadows; think of migrating caribou tracking across rolling tundras; imagine hump-shouldered bears splashing after silver fish that dart through icy pools; picture shaggy muskoxen pawing for grasses buried beneath drifting snow while an Arctic wind riffles the beasts' long guard hair
Early roaches were made of graduated lengths of porcupine guard hair
or turkey beard and decorated with an outer row of deer tail hair that was typically white or dyed red.
We classified hair samples as: 0 = less than 1 guard hair
; 1 = [greater than or equal to] 1 and < 2 guard hairs
; 2 = [greater than or equal to] 2 and < 3 guard hairs
; and 3 = [greater than or equal to] 3 guard hairs
His porcupine roach is also very unique having two lengths of porcupine hair in the front which provides thickness and support of the longer front hair as well as providing a unique double halo effect with the gold tips of the porcupine guard hair
occurring in two bands in the roach.
Wool samples were analyzed for staple length, fiber diameter, medulation, pure fiber and guard hair
using Ermascope (Erma India, Chandigarh).
The cashmere fibre diameter and guard hair
and body weight were not influenced (p>0.
When a dancer wants to accentuate his movement, it is the long, responsive, porcupine guard hairs
of his roach (plus his crest feather) that project this rhythm beyond his body.
Although I haven't gotten to the point where I have the time to learn to spin myself, I have sent out samples of her fiber to some friends who do work with fiber and they have told me that Giselle's fiber is not only about as soft as an alpaca's but it also has either no guard hairs
or they are so soft that they just spin right into that soft downy undercoat hair that makes up her mohair.