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Isle of Skye Lambswool Blanket

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These blankets are made from pure 100% lambswool, they are lightweight, soft and warm. Ideal as a throw for your home to lay over a bed or a sofa. Could even be used outdoors as a picnic rug or a blanket for spectating outdoor sports during the colder months. Blanket dimensions: 185cm x 140cm (72" x 56") including fringing. Dry clean only.

This beautiful tartan was instigated and registered by Mrs Rosemary Nicolson Samios in 1992, an Australian of Skye descent, now living in Skye. It was selected through a worldwide competition won by Angus MacLeod from Lewis. Angus, a weaver to trade, produced the first commercial quantities in traditional kilt weight in 1993 at Lochcarron Weavers in North Strome, within view of the Cuillin Mountains. The colours of the tartan depict those of the island, often called the "Misty Isle". Mrs Samios controls the rights to the production of this "Isle of Skye" district tartan through registration with the Patents Office and Lochcarron of Scotland has been appointed as the supplier of fabrics and woven accessories in this tartan.

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