Alicia J. CAMPI

Uygur girl and a goat in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Cashmere is gleaned by combing the fine down from under the goat’s coarse outer coat. It can take three to four goats per year to make one cashmere sweater. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

The northern border steppes of China have been the world’s largest source of cashmere fiber for centuries, but during the past twenty years, the animal

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:37-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Business and Economy, Industry|Comments Off on Cashmere Industry (Shānyángróng gōngyè 山羊绒工业)|Shānyángróng gōngyè 山羊绒工业 (Cashmere Industry)

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