Unprocessed Mohair ~ Washed ~ 1 oz. ~ 7-8"

Unprocessed Mohair ~ Washed ~ 1 oz. ~ 7-8"


Available for Pre-Order, if we are out of stock of the unprocessed mohair (see Unprocessed Mohair category for availability), please message us and indicate how many ounces you are looking for so I can make sure it is available.


Unprocessed mohair requires additional time to sort, wash, and dry before mohair is ready to package, this varies depending on the amount, 4 ounces generally takes a few days, large amounts may require a week or more. Please read all info sections below for information regarding unprocessed mohair. This may not be available to locations outside the US, check with your localities. 


Unprocessed mohair for making doll hair - these mohair locks are directly from the goat and require brushing and processing before rooting. They are selected from the fleece and arranged to lay the same dirrection.


Hand Washed - locks may have slightly felted tops and some minimal residue, majority is removed. No brighteners are used on the hair, some stains may not come out after being hand washed. 


Contains vegitation from the feed, bedding, and everyday goat life in the pasture - these pieces typically fall out during the brushing process or when locks are opened and picked.


Available in White, Grey and Dark Charcoal - White is often used to dye Blonde and Light colors, Grey is convenient for dying darker brown colors, Dark Charcoal is often used for Black.


Sold by the 1 ounce, which is about 28 grams - this includes any lingering dirt or pieces that are still present after washing.


Fine Adult Mohair - from a mature angora. Finer fiber may be available from younger angoras if we had goat kids that year, please inquire regarding different fleece types, prices start at $10 per ounce raw for Kid/Yearling fleece, supplies are very limited.


Medium Wave - this is the average wave type of the mature angora, the wave may vary after brushed out, it's difficult to determine it precisely until the product is fully processed. Slight wave may be available starting at $10 per ounce raw from the mature angora. 


Staple length varies but average length is about 7-8 inches  - natural locks are partially backed up and may brush out a bit longer, average fleece length brushes out to about 8-9 inches. All lock lengths are approximate.


For reference - Photo shows a pile of 4 ounces of unprocessed washed mohair, one picture with the ruler has one lock extended to show approximate length, plus an example picture of natural white after it's brushed out.


***Unprocessed mohair cannot be shipped to some locations outside the US, please check with your localities to verify if raw fleece can be shipped to your location as some countries do not allow raw fleece***

SKU: C2620-UW-NG2
  • Read Me Section

    Unprocessed Raw and Washed Mohair - 


    Unprocessed Mohair - is raw from the angora goat, these locks are in their natural state and contain matter from the goats environment which can be dirt, plants, feed, and bedding to name a few. 


    Goats are greasy and smelly, the boys moreso than the girls. They wear their mohair for a year and it can become a bit worn out on the tips from the sun, the dirt, or just roughing about and climbing through brush. The tips will often be stained from the dirt resulting in an off color, stains don't typically come out.


    As their mohair grows out it may become 'backed up' resulting in the locks looking shorter than they actually are, after the mohair is washed and dried it can be brushed out which will determine the actual length of the hair, all mohair lengths are estimates. 


    Unprocessed mohair must be washed and brushed prior to be used for rooting, don't attempt to root unprocessed mohair as it will become a huge tangled mess. Natural mohair on the angora goat is never brushed on the animal, these locks are the natural formation as the mohair grows.


    When the mohair is removed, clippers are used as they stand patiently on the trimming stand snacking on treats. They are not wrestled to the ground like sheep, and we don't use large shears so we can make sure all their delicate areas and clipped without trouble. Clippers may leave behind what are known as 'seconds', little pieces of hair from passing over the clipped area again, these pieces may be found in unprocessed mohair.


    Unprocessed Washed Mohair - the difference is that it has been hand washed a few times to remove the majority of the grease, dirt, and anything else that wants to fall out during a wash. There may be minor areas that didn't become absolutely clean, the purchaser can clean these if they feel it's needed. Normally, these areas get another cleaning as we further process our mohair for the finished product of Exquisite Mohair.  


    We use fragrance free soaps that are gentle on our hands, gentle on the mohair, and are dye friendly meaning it doesn't distort the color results like some soaps can. 


    The suds from soap tends to felt mohair as it's being washed, this will make a slight knotted appearance usually towards the cut tops. Once the mohair is dry, then it is pulled apart into clusters of locks. Never pull apart locks when wet, this will create knots. 


    Any felted areas can be easily brushed out, try to brush the majority of the hair with the direction of the hair growth, if you brush against the cuticles of the mohair it can make brushing difficult, but it's still necessary when brushing out the tops. 


    Some angoras have medulated fiber in their mohair, these are hairs shorter than mohair and will brush out during processing. Some goats have more than others, some is shorter than others. 

  • Read Me Section

    Weights of Raw Mohair and Washed Mohair :


    The raw mohair includes the weight of the dirt, oils and anything stuck in the hair and therefore may weigh less after being washed and brushed.


    An ounce of Washed mohair typically results in more mohair per ounce than an ounce of raw mohair. As an approximate, 5.5 ounces of raw mohair may wash up to be about 4 ounces, this can vary depending on the goat as some are heavier in grease than others.