Several types of wild sheep that have straight hair rather than curly wool. Hair sheep, though classified as sheep, visually resemble goats and are found in the mountainous regions of India, China, South America, and Africa. Leather produced from hair sheep is very soft and kid-like. It is called cabretta leather. The soft white hair from sheep is used in hake brushes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
sheep hair; cabretta leather; pelo de cabra salvaje (Esp.); schapenhaar (Ned);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982