Suppleness, superb softness and strength make this a truly beautiful and versatile blanket for your home. Similar to the cashmere goat, the Himalayan Yak also produces a downy-fur next to the skin during the long winter months. When spun with cashmere, the resulting yarn is supple, soft and durable and perfect for more rugged living conditions with pets or young families. All fibers are obtained by gently combing the downy fur from the stomach and neck areas of the animals. As the adult yaks are to large and boisterous to submit to combing, only younger animals are selected, but absolutely none are harmed in any way.