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Deer Hair

Deer pelts are usually tawny or brown in color and are often highlighted with white patches along the throat and chest. The fur of many young deer often feature white spotting as well. Though it often appears soft and smooth to the eye, especially from a distance, deer hair is relatively coarse. The natural fiber is not, therefore, very popular in the textiles market. Indeed, deer are much more often sought by humans for their meat, which is referred to as venison, their hides, which can be tanned into soft leather, and their antlers, which serve as hunting trophies in many parts of the world but are also utilized for medicinal purposes in China.

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