Photo Documentary – The sheep shearers of Qinghai Lake
Tibetan Sheep wool
The sheep are native to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and lives at area of cold mountains with altitude height of 3000~5000 meters. The quality trait of the wool is subwhite, full of gloss, equal and very long fiber, high compactness, high elasticity and big pull. Its average length is 11cm above, average fineness is 27~40 microns, and the content of native sheep down hair is around 50%. It comes mainly from Qinghai and Tibet, and is the best raw material for rug producing. Tibet is the major producing area for Tibetan sheep wool with annual productivity 8000 tons. The Tibetan rug weaved from Tibetan sheep wool has the characteristics of resistance to abrasion, soft texture, and broche gloss.
Source: Wikipedia.com , Langmusi.net