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History of Swakara

In 1907, a dozen purebred karakul sheep from the steppe of Central Asia became unlikely immigrants to Southwest Africa and spawned over a century of luxury swakara fur farming. Hardy from the spartan conditions of their semi-arid home, the sheep quickly adapted to the desert climate of Namibia. Astute Namibian farmers used their knowledge of the land to develop specialised breeding standards and farming techniques, increasing the quality of production year after year. Through 110 years of development, swakara has become a mainstay of the agricultural economy of the dry southern and western areas of Namibia.

Eleven decades of meticulous development and breeding have made swakara a fur that truly stands apart. With an eye toward quality above all, African farmers have created a sheepskin that is unique in the world, differing significantly from those found in Central Asia. Unlike curly-haired counterparts, swakara is smooth, silky, and flat. The excellent standard of pelts produced in Namibia is also without equal, a result of 110 years of passion and effort. That quality has made the swakara brand of pelts some of the most coveted fur in the world.

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