Teresa Blanket

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Combed, sheep's wool blanket

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Handwoven, plant-dyed blanket (132 x 200cm plus fringe)

Product Code: TMS011

Artisan Teresa Mansilla works tirelessly from her small workshop, high in the hills above the sea on a tiny island of the Chiloé Archipelago in Southern Chile to produce these beautifully textured, plant-dyed blankets made from 100% sheep's wool.

Yarn for each blanket is first selected for softness, then washed, combed and spun on an huso, or drop spindle. Teresa then gathers leaves and flowers, according to the season, which she boils to create a dye bath in which to immerse the yarn.

Each blanket is woven from a kneeling position, on a traditional horizontal loom, or “quelgo”, a simple rustic construction built using timbers sourced locally, and which Teresa sets up on the floor of her workshop. It takes her approximately two weeks to complete a blanket.

This blanket is fringed at one end only. It works equally well as a stunning rug or even as a wall hanging.

Care Instructions:

100% plant-dyed sheep's wool.
Handwash in cold water, mild soap, dry flat. Or dry clean.

Please note: this item is individually handwoven, precise dimensions may vary slightly. 
It is possible that you will encounter small pieces of twig or plant debris in the woven fibres of this blanket – these will have remained tangled in the yarn during the dyeing process, and are harmless reminders that this is not a factory – made item!

Here at añañuca we are committed to supporting rural livelihoods. Weaving is a traditional skill in rural communities on the remote and windswept islands of Chiloé in Southern Chile, a complement to the principle island activities of agriculture and fishing, which enables many women to contribute towards household incomes. Your purchase will help to support this traditional way of life.

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Price £255.00


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