Beauty: more than skin deep!
Swakara is a registered brand name.
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 Na- mibia. Astute Namibian farmers used their knowledge of the land to develop specialised breeding standards and farming techniques, increasing the qual- ity of production year after year. Through 110 years of development, swakara has become a mainstay of the agricultural economy of the dry southern and west- ern areas of Namibia.
Eleven decades of meticulous develop- ment and breeding have made swakara
a fur that truly stands apart. With an eye toward quality aboveall, 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.
swakara is sold exclusively at Kopen- hagen Fur’s March and September auctions.