Key Feature: A very special New Zealand Wool Historical blanket.
This blanket is an exceptional condition Onehunga 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 150cm x 200cm. This is much bigger than average.
Patterned side is light mauve taupe, darker chocolate brown and light cream check pattern with a fine red and green detail. The reverse side is solid medium taupe.
Tassels top and bottom edges.
The star of this rug is the wonderful oversized label. There is wonderful detail in this label. It is larger than usual measuring 75mm x 72mm. The label is in excellent condition with one repair to the bottom black area.
Text reads: New Zealand All Wool Rug. Made By Onehunga Woollen Mills. Haeremai Welcome to Maoriland
There are a few superficial flaws to the surface that only reach the first layer. There are four patch repairs added. Two are larger toward the middle of the blanket and will give this blanket many more years of enjoyment. (see photo).
This blanket has been washed, please note there is a faint mothballs smell to this blanket. This will likely fade as it was stored with a blanket that had a mothballs smell rather than from the blanket treatment.
The historical nature of this blanket puts it firmly as a collectors item. Onehunga 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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