The History and Usage of Shahtush Fabric

The History and Usage of Shahtush Fabric

What is Shahtush fabric?

  • Shahtush is one of the rarest and most costly fabrics in the world, made of the white, gray, and silver hairs of wild goats. 
  • Because of the restricted availability of this fabric, it is considered to be one of the world's most valuable textiles. 
  • Named after the Persian term that literally translates to "lord of exquisite wools". 
  • The wild goats that were used to manufacture this fabric are now considered to be legally endangered.

What makes it stand out


Shahtush fabric has a sheer gauze-like quality.


It is a very lightweight and soft fabric.


Due to its fiber content, the fabric is warm to wear. 

Application and usage

  • The fabrics are mostly used in making scarves and shawls. 

Care instructions

  • You can either wash it by hand or use the wool wash setting on your washing machine.
  • Make sure that the water temperature does not go beyond 30 degrees Celsius, and that the spin cycle is kept to a minimum. 
  • After washing, if the cloth is still extremely wet, kneading it gently will help to squeeze the water out of the wool fibers and remove excess moisture.


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