Key Feature: Light weight New Zealand Wool Historical blanket.
This is a gorgeous light weight Kaiapoi Woollen Mills Maori Chief label Travel Rug.
It is quite unique as I believe it to be a re-issue of the earlier 1900's car rugs only in a light wool throw style.
Completely 100% wool it is a smooth to touch fine wool. C lassic tartan design of dark chocolate brown, greenstone olives, cream and a light accent of red. Wool is light in weight and at some point was washed where the cream wool hadn't been pre-shrunk. This has caused some waving to the fabric.
This blanket is easy use travel rug/throw size at 112cm x 160cm.
Tassels top and bottom edges.
The star of this rug is the wonderful Maori Chief Kaiapoi label. There is fabulous detail in this label and includes a Woolmark logo swing tag. The label is woven and just starting to show some surface wear. Due to the slight shrinkage the label doesn't sit perfectly flat.
A Fresh Retro Love Restore to Relove label has been added to an opposite corner.
Blanket itself is in excellent condition and has no marks or holes. One tiny repair near fringe (see photo).
A beautiful Kaiapoi Woollen Mills collectors blanket. Ideal for display or use and enjoy. A wonderful idea would be as a treasured gift for a new baby or significant milestone.
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