Second Iranian Animal Fibers Conference
Second Iranian Animal Fibers Conference(29-30 April 2015-University Of Tabriz)
Animal fibers are natural fibers that consist largely of particular proteins. Instances are silk, hair/fur (including wool) and feathers. The animal fibers used most commonly both in the manufacturing world as well as by the hand spinners are wool domestic sheep and silk. Also very popular are alpaca fiber and mohairAngora goats. Unusual fibers such as Angora wool rabbits and Chiengora dogs also exist, but are rarely used for mass production.
Not all animal fibers have the same properties, and even within a species the fiber is not consistent. Merino is a very soft, fine wool, while Costwold is coarser, and yet both merino and Cotswold are types of sheep. This comparison can be continued on the microscopic level, comparing the diameter and structure of the fiber. With animal fibers, and natural fibers in general, the individual fibers look different, as all synthetic fibers look the same