This quality is in English "Boiled wool", which in Dutch translates literally means "boiled wool" . This is a very special quality. The best wool is spun and woven as a shawl. When the shawl is done, then the short time in very hot water "boiled". The result is that the wool shrinks and the fibers are shorter and thicker. This feels wonderful thick shawl on. Truly a luxurious quality that you do not often see. The fluffy shawl, but it still has a little "hairy" effect. Wonderfully warm in winter, simply by using natural materials.