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Caura is a rather extravagant range of carpets which is achieved by the addition of animal hair. Caura d’Alp (two lower photos) has hair of the mountain goat attached to the woollen carpet. Caura Cotschna (upper photos)contains hair of long-hair goats, which has a pretty human look and touch.
Wool is the most important textile fibre derived from animals. It has been used by human beings since time immemorial, first as felt, and later in the form of spun yarns. It is elastic and impervious to dirt, and compensates for climatic factors better than any other fibre. The wool used by Ruckstuhl comes for the most part from New Zealand, and is spun in Europe.
Ruckstuhl makes top quality carpets only made of self-renewing natural fibres.