This fibre comes from the Bactrian (two humped) camel. Each year the camel sheds its coat, and this is collected by herdsmen. The fibre is then de-haired to remove the thicker hairs of the outer coat leaving behind the fine (17-19 micron) undercoat. The short style length suits a point of twist style draft, but the fine micron count means it will handle a high twist level without feeling harsh, and enough twist is required otherwise the yarn will tend to pill. The resulting yarn is very warm, and beautiful fluffy.
Whether you're a spinner, felter, or mixed media artist you'll love working with this fibre.