Lunula Wrap Scarf Shell Pink and Charcoal
Made by Nicola Gates
A fine wrap scarf with hemstitched fringe, hand woven in wool by Nicola Gates in her studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Olla Nua is Irish words for ‘new wool’ – using a natural, sustainable material in a modern, imaginative way.
This versatile scarf is perfect worn as a wrap or shawl in Spring, for evenings out or relaxing in the garden. For extra warmth in colder months it can be wrapped around the neck for wearing with a winter coat. A luxuriously soft, fine piece in a timeless design.
A fine, generous wrap scarf with hemstitched fringe. Woven in soft shell pink & ecru lambswool yarns with a geometric pattern in charcoal grey.
The design on this wrap was inspired by the subtle etchings on ancient gold lunulae from Bronze Age Ireland, as displayed in the Ulster Museum and National Museum of Ireland. These beautiful adornments are embellished with simple geometric combinations of triangles, diamonds and lines.
Measurements: Approximately 64cm x 200cm excluding fringe. 100% wool.
About the maker:
Nicola weaves contemporary cloth, on a traditional floor loom, powered entirely by hand and foot. Using yarns spun by mills in Ireland and the UK. Inspired by the tradition of weaving in the rural west, many pieces incorporate authentic Donegal yarn, produced in Kilcar, with its distinctive fleck and homespun texture.
Olla Nua is known for attention to detail at every stage… after the meticulous setting up of the loom and weaving, the cloth is washed and often lightly felted to produce the desired softness and texture. Cutting and stitching follow, sometimes combining the handwoven cloth with Irish linen.