Wool felt

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A non-woven fabric made from a pressed mat of Wool. The oldest known fabric samples, excavated in Turkey, are made of wool felt and date to at least 6500 BCE. In the wet-process, a matt of moist wool fiber is alternately stroked or pulled in varying directions, then pressed flat usually with heat. The scales on the woolen fibers create the bond to form the cloth.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Filz (Deut.); feutre (Fr.); vilt (Ned.); fieltro de lana (Esp.)

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