Materials & Techniques


Wool refers specifically to the fine, soft, curly hair or fleece of the sheep. In common language, wool has also been used to refer to hair of other animals, such as camelids and certain goats species. Wool may refer generally to a textile made from animal fiber.

Drawn from

  • Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Gallery text, 2015.
  • Getty Vocabulary, AAT (wool (textile): AAT: 300243430; wool (hair material): AAT: 300014074).