Virgin Merino Wool Blanket
Article Number 42634
Merino wool. From the countryside of Rosenheim.
Among the local sheep breeds, Merinosheep have the softest wool (fiber fineness23–28 microns). Since 1947, Höfer,the sheep wool spinning mill nearRosenheim, has specialized in processingprecisely the domestic virgin woolthat comes from the sheep farms of thearea – the largest has a herd of 600Merino sheep.
The sheep are shorn twice a year, thespinning mill sorts the wool by color,washes and spins it, and then weaves itinto these blankets. Höfer does not useany chemicals. The color comes fromits natural state.
Merino wool comes inseveral natural colors from whitethrough gray to brown. These shadescan be seen in these two blankets,since only natural, undyed and unbleachedvirgin wool is used. Similar to adouble face, they have different colorson the top and the bottom; this isbecause different colors are usedrespectively for weaving in the warpand in the weft.
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