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阿富汗傳統羊毛貿易復甦

2006年05月31日
ENS阿富汗,馬札里沙里夫報導;蘇家億編譯;莫聞審校

卡拉庫爾羊一直以來是阿富汗的象徵,而這也是為何總統卡爾扎伊,會選擇一頂由這種捲毛羊皮做成的帽子來當作他的標誌。這種美麗又柔順的皮毛是取自卡拉庫爾的新生羔羊,而在國際市場上的價格不菲。因此現在阿國北方的農民視這種皮毛交易,為脫離他們現有貧困生活的出路之一。

Afghanistan's Traditional Lambskin Fur Trade Revives
MAZAR-e-SHARIF, Afghanistan, May 26, 2006 (ENS); By Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi

Karakul has long been a symbol of Afghanistan – so much so that President Hamed Karzai chose a hat made out of the curly lambskin as his trademark. The beautiful silky fur, made from the skins of newborn lambs of the karakul sheep, fetch a high price on the international market. Many farmers in Afghanistan’s north are now looking to the karakul trade as a way out of poverty.