Otago Tapestry. Handwoven and partially -dyed scarf. This individual piece can be worn as a doubled scarf or wrap.
The scarf has a warp base of hand dyed NZ possum/merino. This is an incredibly soft, elegant wool. The weft is lambswool in soft shades of the desert: grey, mustard, sand, sage, cream. The lambswool is partially hand dyed.
Possum fibre is 55% warmer than merino fibre, the combination produces a garment with a high warmth to weight ratio. Warmer than cashmere. This wool has 20% possum, making it lightweight and suitable for wear both inside and out.
Lambswool is taken from the first shearing of a sheep, usually when it’s around 7 months old. The fibres are usually no longer than 50mm which makes them very fine and very soft. Because it’s the first shearing, lambswool is produced in much smaller numbers which makes it more expensive than a lot of other wools.
The scarf drapes very well, is extremely soft and warm.
The scarf has been washed and dried, then pressed.
Dimensions: width 14″ – 36cm // length w/o fringe 60″ – 152cm // fringe 5″ – 12cm.
Materials: Lambswool on Possum NZ merino. Hand twisted fringe. Hand wash only.