Key Feature: A very special New Zealand Wool Historical blanket.
This blanket is an exceptional condition Kaiapoi Woollen Mills car rug. We believe this is a more recent release than the originals produced over 100years ago placing it late 1960's/early 1970's.
It is stunning condition with smooth velvet like surface.
Blankets of type were made of very fine wool, spun into fine yarn and then woven tightly making it a dense firm durable blanket. The surface is completely smooth with no prickle factor at all.
Woven with a double weave technique, it is effectively two blankets that are woven together as one. One in solid colour for the reverse and one in pattern for the front. This makes the blanket extra thick, approx 3mm. We are in awe of this process!
Oversize car rug dimensions at 148cm x 190cm. This is much bigger than average.
Patterned side is cool light brown, darker chocolate brown and light cream check pattern with a fine orange and mid blue detail. The reverse side is solid dark taupe.
Tassels top and bottom edges.
The star of this rug is the wonderful Maori Chief Kaiapoi label. There is wonderful detail in this label. It is larger than usual measuring 75mm x 70mm. The label is in excellent condition.
Condition of this collectors blanket is excellent. There are a couple of superficial flaws that only reach the first layer.
The historical nature of this blanket puts it firmly as a collectors item. Kaiapoi Woollen Mills Blankets are highly sought after and would be a great addition for the collector. This blanket would ideal in a vintage vehicle, part of a display or in a museum. Enjoy your very on NZ treasure in your own home.
Items sold by Fresh Retro Love unless otherwise noted are restored, retro/vintage 100% Wool blankets. Any irregularities/flaws are described to our best knowledge in the item description. We make every effort to be thorough and ensure there are no surprises! Mends, colour and thread , embroiders, mismatches, discrepancies and patches we consider to be part of the blanket journey and find beauty in these one of a kind unique items. This is an aspect to be taken into consideration when your purchase is made.
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