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Karapinar, Anatolia | Angora Wool | Early 20th Century

Anatolian and Kurdish nomads have always used Filikli as bedding and isolation in their yurts. Filikli carpets were woven in two phases, first on the loom, and then knotted in distant lines, its yarn kept long in order to increase thermal power. Filik was the name of the goat wool used, but today that goat is almost extinct. The other name of the wool was Angora, from the neighbouring city of Ankara. This precious wool was warmer, softer and more effective than sheep wool.