Karakul manufacturer

MikkAugust 20, 2011

Just curious if anyone has every heard of Karakul before? We've been going through my grandmothers trunks and such and found what appears to be a vintage 100% wool blanket produced by Karakul. I'm familiar with Karakul sheep, but not a manufacturer by that name. Possibly German?

We don't have any ties to Germany, so I have no idea how she might have come into possession of it, and the tag is actually in English.

It reads:

Life Time

100%

Karakul

"HAIR"

Then the picture of a sheep.

We could take a picture, but don't know if it's worth the bother. Just curious about the company origin.

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lindac

I'm fairly sure that the manufacturer isn't named "karakul"....that that word describes the wool that was used for weaving. It's similar to a label that might say 100% lambs wool, or 100% mohair.
If you didn't know the wool from a karakul sheep has a unique hair-like quality and felts rather easily.
On the outside chance that you doubt my knowledge, and would email me again I am posting a site for people not too far from me who raise karakul sheep and weave and sell their wool as well as sell roving and bats to other spinners.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: Karakul sheep

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 4:54PM
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Mikk

Makes good sense. The only thing I could find on cursory searches was that the Karakul sheep orginiated from Germany and sprang forth through Nambia. It was the only tag and so prominent that I had to wonder if it was the manufacturer.

Unfortunately, it's probably going to be one of those 'gotta match the tag layout' deals to determine the maker, hu.

And no.. I didn't know about any unique characteristics. It does feel uncommonly soft, dense, and felt like. I know as much about wool blankets (with the exception of Pendleton) as I know about ceramics. :-)

Thank for the info.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 6:12PM
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