Aran Color Blocked Scarf
The rugged islands at the mouth of Ireland's Galway Bay are the birthplace of Aran knitting. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the wives and mothers of local fisherman knit heavy wool sweaters for their kin. As they swapped patterns and new techniques, these highly skilled knitters developed a visual vocabulary unique to their small, isolated communities. In the early 20th century, these fishermen’s wives began selling their sweaters to travelers, earning extra money during seasonal fishing lulls. The unique designs quickly became icons of Irish style and tradition.
Ireland's economy is no longer dependent on the bounty of the sea, but traditional Aran knitting remains a vibrant example of Irish handcraft. Made in Dublin by a small third-generation wool outfitter, these beautiful scarves pair the charm of Aran stitching with trendy color blocking for a modern take on the classic winter scarf.
Made in Dublin from 100% Donegal merino wool.
Measures 7 3/4" W x 70 1/2"L.