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Handwoven Herringbone Wool Shawl – Green

£170.00

Made by Francis O Donnell

Large wrap in a fine wool handwoven with a herringbone pattern made by Francis O’Donnell. Handmade in Ardara, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

These beautiful and generously large scarves come in a range of colours to suit any look. Each scarf is made using two colour wools. The main colour as the weave and an off-white is used for the weft creating a beautiful pattern and an off-white fringe on two ends. The main colour has a subtle speckle in the wool to give a rich and unique look to the shawl.

Approximate size: 210cm x 70cm

These scarves come in a large variety of colours. Please get in touch if you would like to know what other options are available. Please email: gallery@craftni.org

About the maker:

Francis O’Donnell comes from a long line of weavers and he began hand weaving in wool at a young age, using traditional methods.

Donegal has a rich heritage of weaving particularly in the village of Ardara and today Francis is one of the few who keeps up this beautiful skill using locally sourced yarn.

Traditionally sheep provided the wool, which was dyed and spun into thread for weaving. The woven cloth in those days was called ‘homespun’.

Homespun was taken to the market and buyers came from all over to purchase it.

 

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