In creating home comfort, a worthy place is taken by a blanket of camel wool in the ranking of products. In a temperate climate, such products are an important part of everyday life.
A carelessly draped wool blanket will give wrought-iron furniture a special charm.
The process of obtaining fiber
For blankets, use wool Bactrians (two-humped camels) and dromedary with one hump. Animals are cut, used fibers, combed during molting (undercoat or fluff). Depending on the breed, the age of wool is 6 to 120 microns thick. The structure of camel hairs is similar to the hair cover of thin-legged sheep of merino, only lighter.
The best wool in camels. The natural coloration of wool varies from cream to brown. There are animals with beige and brown coloring.
Raw is sorted, washed, dried, combed. Wool tries to leave in kind, rarely paint, almost expose additional processing, and preserve the advantages of eco-friendly natural raw materials. Used as a filler or for the manufacture of threads, from them on looms create blankets “camel” jacquard weaving.
For reference. The fluff is precious, is soft, easy, used for children’s blankets.
Pros and cons
First of all, the good. Camel wool is twice as light as sheep’s wool. The products are warm and light, the weight of the blankets is small. Hairs act on the principle of thermos: retain natural heat, not allowing overheating. Because of such advantages from raw materials often make blankets for children of different ages.
In lint preserved lanolin – animal wax, which retains the ability of wool to self-clean. The products are practical.
Camel hair rarely causes allergies in people, safe for people with sensitive skin. The stuff is long-form, well-permeable, and “breathing.” When the fibers are used as filler for quilts, do not crumple, remain fluffy.
Of the downsides, it is worth noting:
- a poor palette of shades of wool;
- High-cost models
- demanding care;
- possible insect damage.
Notice! When choosing to bed, it is worth considering the climatic conditions. When often high humidity, wool suffocates. It is necessary to dry products often in the sun.
The filler is not crumpled under load, keeps loose for many years.
The healing effect of camel wool has been proven. The lint massages the skin improves blood microcirculation. Tissues recover faster. The blanket will help to protect against colds, will relieve pain in radiculitis, arthritis, osteochondrosis. Some buy camel wool products for health reasons.
Manufacturers offer a variety of natural and blended products. When choosing is guided by several criteria. When buying a woven blanket, assess the density of weaving. In quilts study:
- The volume of the filler (the thickness of the layer) on this depends on the warming ability;
- the composition of fibers, sometimes for cheapness to wool add synthetics or vegetable fiber
- The material used for the case
- way to anchor the insulation in the product.
The quilts are made with a wide machine and patterned stitch. Lack of scribbled variants – wools penetrate the holes made by a sewing needle. Cluster padding is considered to be the most practical. The density of products (g/cm) is taken into account2):
- 420 – the warmest blankets;
- 300… 350 – all-season, universal, used in spring, autumn, winter;
- 220… 280 – for the off-season, warm houses, these are lightweight models;
- 200… 220 – the lightest variants, resembling the appearance of quilted bedspreads.
For children, it is desirable to buy blankets from the fluff of camels. They have the smallest weight.
Fans of the pile are offered products that look like fur plaid. A delicate canvas of down camels and camels is special soft. It is cozy. Such blankets are chosen to decorate the interior of country houses with wooden finishes.
Many prefer quilted options, where the wool is hidden in a fabric case. The closed blanket is much more practical. It is the traditional model for which the hair of adult animals is used.
A quilt is a classic option for a children’s room. The child will be warm and comfortable.
Children’s and adult blankets of various formats are on sale. The width of modifications for children ranges from a meter to 1.1 m., the length from 135 to 150 with a step of 5 cm 110 x140 – the most popular size.
For adults, do:
- Half-time blankets of formats:140 x200, 145 x205 (the most running size in constant demand), 150 x210, 155 x220;
- double: 172 x205 (according to the old domestic standard), 175 x205 (modern analogue);
- double standards of “euro” or “king size” format 200 x220 cm.
Sometimes there are sizes 180 x210. To them, it isn’t easy to pick up a duvet.
Types of fabrics for quilted models
Looking at the stitch, it is believed to know what canvas was used. Pros and cons of covers from different fabrics:
- Satin x/b or silk gleams pleasant to the touch, wear and tear, withstands up to 300 washes;
- tic cotton or linen is sarzhev (compacted) and linen (simple) weaving, inferior to the satin in practicality and appearance;
- Batiste is delicate, soft, more commonly used for summer blankets;
- Percal is made of glued threads, is a high strength, low hygroscopicity, recommended for winter, externally the material is matte, to the touch smooth;
- the baz is the most economical kind of x/b, a thin fabric on which the reels will be formed without a duvet;
- Twill (skipper) – a rough cloth of sarzhev weave in a small scar, used for winter variants.
The case does not play a special role, as the blankets are necessarily tucked into the duvet.
It’s important! On the edge of the case at the quality models sewn oblique beak, reliably fixing filler, cloth, preserving the shape of products.
It’s an open type of camel blanket. In a warm cocoon on cool days, cozy and warm.
Tips for choice: important characteristics
The main selection criteria are the format, thickness, and composition of the filler. The warming ability of the products depends on the last two indicators. It is also worth considering the density of the case, the quality of the line. The method of fixing the filler depends on the degree of density. In a large volume, the wool can lump.
Notice! Points usually indicate the heat from one to five. The more points, the warmer the proposed modification.
How to distinguish between a surrogate and a fake
Camel wool is recognized by color, softness, weight. The sheep’s blanket is much heavier. The fibers are tougher. Synthetics creak when pressed, melted when burned. Natural hair will crumble from the fire, smoldering without a bright flame.
Sheep’s wool is much rougher, at hand, resembles felt. Manufacturers do not use bright dyes, retain natural shades of brown. According to the standard, no more than 5% of additives are allowed.
Pros of original camel blankets
The quilted, lint, and woven products do not give vapor, retain the body temperature. Thanks to lanolin, wools do not swell from sweat, remain elastic after drying well ventilated, do not accumulate static electricity, do not “click” at the moment of touch.
Are fakes so bad?
Products with synthetic fillers are easier to wash, easier to dry, but the medicinal properties of such blankets do not have. If a substandard fabric is used for covers, the filler will come out. Fake sheep are heavy, kind of smell, expensive can not.
Notice! Unscrupulous producers sometimes give raw materials from sheep for camel, but fakes give a smell – camel wool will never stink.
The best products are produced in Mongolia. They are known as “camel,” on blankets with a stitch necessarily depicted animals. Products from Kazakhstan and Germany are valued. Alvitek is popular with domestic companies, producing “Sahara” blankets made of camel wool for different seasons.
In the rating of consumer preferences products of companies Spalovka, Kariguz, Verossa, Togas, Aelita, Dargez, Ecotex, NeSaDen, Lucy, Asika, Light Dreams, Sovinson, and others.
Only dry cleaning is recommended for the winter camel wool. Only some varieties tolerate washing. It is important to study the label before conducting experiments carefully. Keep blankets in dry form, in special cases of polyester. In plastic wool will spoil, will become brittle.
How to wash
There are situations when the blanket requires capital cleaning. It can be carried out at home. To wash products from camel wool, the hostess learned two ways.
It is recommended to use household soap or gels for wool tissues to make the lint less tangled. The water temperature is 30 degrees Celsius, from hot natural lanolin will break down. It would help if you did not press the blanket. The water is changed until the whole soap solution is rinsed. Then the product is given to drain well, then dried as usual.
In the typewriter
Choose detergents with lanolin or use shampoo. The mode is “delicate wash,” 30 degrees. The press is forbidden. The wool is piles.
Only a big drum can be shoved into a double blanket.
Soft and warm bed belonging will protect from the col and become an element of decor and interior decoration. Natural camel blankets have medicinal properties, protect from colds, help to sleep.