The Karakul wool is primarily a felting wool or used for carpet making. It is highly durable and very strong, but rather too coarse to wear. The Mongolian method of felting large mats is to use an existing mat, spread the wool evenly over the top and roll it up with a log, then to drag the log rolling along creating the felt as it forces the wool to bond to itself. These mats are then used to cover the yurts in which the herdsmen live, protecting them from the elements and severe cold in the winter. Karakuls are also milked for the babies, because cows do not live where the Karakuls thrive.
There are two 100% pure Karakuls on the Fat Ewe Farm, Dora and Olga, named after my aunts, and Lena, who is 75% pure and white, named after my mother. She is a beautiful sheep and has the Karakul fleece, but her tail is not as fat as Dora's or Olga's. Now that the sheep are sheared, it is easy to see those tails. Remarkable, isn't it, how nature adapts?