Inis Meain Aran Shawl - Ecru - Irish Wool Scarf - Knitted in 80% Baby Alpaca and 20% Silk blend.
Inis Meáin Knitting Company in the Aran Islands was born into this spirit of independence and resourcefulness. The collections that we design in Inis Meáin are partly inspired by the traditional dress of the islanders with a touch of luxury. The rugged outdoor lifestyle of islanders calls for practical, quality clothing. Along with the practical quality of Aran clothing the islanders always had a sense of style. And this was remarked on by the famous playwright J.M Synge in 1907 when he wrote: “The simplicity and unity of the dress increases in another way the local air of beauty”.
The shawls and scarves are knitted in a Baby Alpaca and Silk blend. The pattern from a garment in the National Museum in Dublin, is an example of fine Aran knitting. Inis Meain Knitting Co has patented this design and has been using it in collections since the company was founded over 30 years ago.
Made in Ireland.