History of the Angora goat

Mukhayyar means "the one who is chosen"
It is from this Arab-Persian verb that the word mohair originates, the name of the immaculate fleece of the Angora goat.

The precious fabric, woven with a soft, lustrous pile, with incomparable qualities, was already in demand in Asia more than twelve centuries ago.

From the 4th century BC, Summer tablets bear witness to the presence of Angora goats and the ancient Greeks tell the famous story of Jason and the golden fleece.

From the 11th century, it snorts on the Anatolian plateaus, in the heart of the province of Angora, now Ankara.

This sumptuous fiber was immediately reserved for the clothes of the Sultan and his court.

In France in the 15th century, 
Jacques Coeur, great treasurer of King Charles VII, brought in a herd of "goats with long, wavy, soft hair, and suitable for dyeing". This herd is installed at the "Chevrotière" farm near Saint-Pourcon-sur-Sioule in Allier. We learn that the coat of these oriental goats was used for the precious weaving of liturgical linens and priestly clothes for the monks of the Priory of Montet. Unfortunately the herds did not survive the famines of the time.

At the dawn of the 21st century, some breeders with the soul of pioneers are traveling the world to invite the "beautiful" to come and graze on their land at FERMES DE FRANCE.

The breeders come together to offer connoisseurs high-end products which "have soul".

They have a seal with demanding standards authenticating their production : LE MOHAIR DES FERMES DE FRANCEwas born.

Gravure de chèvres angora