animal fiber


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Noun1.animal fiber - fiber derived from animalsanimal fiber - fiber derived from animals    
animal product - a product made from animal material
horsehair - hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
silk - animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
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Mohair, used by textile industry as animal fiber, is produced only by Angora goats.
They are plant fiber and animal fiber. Natural fibres play an important role in developing high performing biodegradable 'green' composites which will be a key material to solve the present environmental problems.
Baby dolls coated in wax and wrapped in animal fiber adhere to the structure, alluding both to Medellin's sicarios, or boy assassins, of the period, and to a larger metaphorics of lost lives and potential.
Sheep to Shawl's mission is to raise awareness of the relationship between animal fiber and clothing, and the human activities based on that relationship; to bring together people often separated in culture such as people with disabilities, children, college students and inner-city and suburban families; and to remind people of the richness, depth and naturalness of animal-human relationships and how they can be preserved.
The free event is open to the public and brings together producers and users of animal fiber: spinners, weavers, artists and knitters as well as people who raise sheep, goats and Angora rabbits.
Though the superior qualities of cashmere are evident in the bulk, it is exceedingly difficult to ascertain that a small percentage of lower-grade animal fiber has been intermixed.
If you find even a single moth or larva, or a hole in wool, inspect every animal fiber item in your home for infestation.
North Carolina: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher (across from Airport Exit 40 off 1-26).
A strong demand for exotic animal fiber has created a market for everything from yak to buffalo to musk ox hair.
governing animal fiber examinations, interpretation and reporting.
Members shipped fiber from numerous locations throughout the United States and Canada to a Texas animal fiber warehouse for baling and storage.