As contradictory and confusing as it may sound, Mohair fiber comes from the Angora goat, originating in the district of Angora in Asia Minor and dates back to early biblical times.
Mohair is very similar to wool in its chemical composition but differs from it in a much smoother surface and very thin scale. Its fibers are hollow and do not conduct heat like wool, they provide good insulation even when wet. Mohair easily absorbs and releases moisture, moving perspiration away from the skin. It does not irritate skin. Mohair is also very elastic; it can be stretched up to 30% and will spring back in shape.
Garments made from mohair resist wrinkling, stretching, shrinking and sagging. When washing it will not felt like wool. It has natural sheen and luster. The natural colour is mainly white but there are also small quantities in red-brown and black. Mohair from young goats is called Kid Mohair.