This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Llama (La'-Ma). A South American animal similar in appearance to the alpaca and the camel. Its hair is frequently used in the manufacture of fine glossy dress fabrics, lace, tassels and braids. [See Wool]