60" x 82"
*Additional sizes are available. Please CONTACT US if you'd like a different size. Each piece and special order takes about one month to complete.
Each piece is woven on a hand-loom from 100% organic wool. The wool comes from small farms where the sheep roam on the mountain hills all day. In-fact, this wool is so natural and organic, you'll occasional find pieces of grass in the final piece.
*If using this as a bed cover, I recommend layering over a natural cotton sheet. While the wool isn't scratchy, it definitely has a natural wool feel to it. I have one of these covers on my studio bed and I LOVE laying directly on it for a quick stretch. It quickly warms me from underneath, and rubbing my hands on it activates my blood circulation and I get a boost of energy (seriously).
The amazing thing about wool is that it regulates body temperature. It will keep you incredibly warm without getting sweaty or uncomfortable. It's also stimulates blood, so rubbing your feet or hands on it is therapeutic. It can quickly relieves aches and pains (bed sores, arthritis, and back pain). Finally, organic wool is resistant to dirt and bacteria. It's no wonder this natural fiber continues to be a favorite amongst cultures world-wide.
Washing and care:
Wash at 30 ° C, using a natural wool detergents, hand wash mode without spinning (ideally). Also occasionally whack it with any sort of stick / broom. It can also be dry cleaned.
About the process:
Heavy wool blankets belong to the oldest type of folk art in this part of the world. In-fact, this tradition dates back to 600 years. The process is tedious, detailed, and complete with a pride for an ancient tradition that still stands strong in a few mountain villages. The wool is washed for 12 hours in a special contraption located in the middle of the river. After the wool thread is done the craftswomen start weaving the blanket on the loom which sometimes is more than 100 years old, and a family relic.