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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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Shahtoosh Shawl
Credit: USFWS.

Shahtoosh Shawl

Common Name: Hair of Tibetan Antelope
Scientific Name: Pantholops hodgsonii
Protected Status: U.S. ESA - Endangered; CITES - App.I
Laboratory Section: Morphology
What’s the Story? The hair of the Tibetan Antelope is so fine that a shawl of this fabric can be pulled through a man's ring; thus, they are sometimes called "ring shawls."


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