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Many Bible Dictionaries identify it as a course fabric made of either goats hair (most commonly) or camel hair which was often used to make sacks with, but also worn by mourners, see for example: SACKCLOTH. A coarse cloth (Heb. śaq, Gk. sakkos, from which the Eng. word is derived), usually made of goats’ hair (Siphra 53b) and black in colour (Rev. ...


The answer to your question is in the book of Revelation chapter 6:12, where we find sackcloth is made from goat-hair. In Revelation 6:12-17 it is written (NIV) 12 Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; 13 the stars of heaven fell to ...

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