I was lucky enough to find this really cool Awassi hiding amidst the flock of a local shepherd. Imagine my luck!
Awassi are a nomadic sheep from the Middle East, specifically a fat tailed near Eastern type. They are AMAZING milkers, averaging a whopping 650 pounds per lactation. But wait for it, 1600 pounds are not at all uncommon. You want to make sheep’s milk soap – this is the breed for you.
But the WOOL! Ok, so this is a wool rather not dissimilar to Romanov. It’s kempy, it’s dual coated, but it’s a challenge to separate the coats, and it’s coarse stuff so I’d use it for anything where durability is a must, like carpets.
This fleece has moderate VM and dirt and some rather heavy globs of lanolin throughout. I highly recommend a cold soak before scouring but this is some really really fun stuff!
Price is per ounce, we have a 4 oz minimum.