The chinchilla is a rodent that comes from the Andes Mountains in South America. The finest chinchilla skins have dense and long furs with an equal lustre. Due to the look and feel of chinchilla furs they are regarded as one of the most exclusive materials available.
Most chinchillas have a beautiful blue-grey colour, darkest on the back shading to a lighter grey on the sides. However, several other colours are available such as white, ebony, violet and sapphire. The fur of the chinchilla is very fine and silky.