Also known as Astrakhan, it’s a fur from the Russian Karakul lamb.
It was widely used for cuffs, collars and hats until the 19th century. In the 20th century, a fabric that mimics the fur was created, with the same name as Astrakhan.
Above, in the cover image, we see the Karakul lamb and below, examples of the use of its fur, the astrakhan.
Above, in the cover image, we see the caracul lamb (karakul) and below, examples of the use of its skin, the astrakhan.
The Post’s Pinterest Board: https://br.pinterest.com/fashionsummedup/a/agneau-rasé/
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Bibliography: Callan, Georgina O’Hara; Enciclopédia da moda de 1840 à década de 90 / Georgina O’Hara Callan ; verbetes brasileiros Cynthia Garcia : tradução Glória Maria de Mello Carvalho, Maria Ignez França – São Paulo : Companhia das Letras, 2007.