King Haakon the Old was the last Viking ruler to invade Scotland. Following his defeat at Largs and knowing the end was near; he is said to have commanded his retainers to bring him blankets of the finest Shetland wool to keep him warm, as his singers regaled him with the sagas of the Gods - Diary of a Glen Shepherd
Perfect for draping and big enough to serve as an extra blanket. The Shetland throw is warm but not heavy with a soft, luxurious feel. Plaid woven by artisans, made from 100% Shetland wool, this throw is fully traceable from pasture to product.
The Shetlands are a small group of northern Scottish islands with a proud weaving and knitting heritage and their own distinctive breed of diminutive sheep which thrive in the harsh, windswept climate. The islands have a unique culture, having been part of Viking Norway for longer than they have been part of Scotland. Real Shetland yarn production is a croft industry which sustains artisans in this remote part of the UK.
137 cm by 183 cm / 54" by 72" inches
100% Shetland Wool
Made in the United Kingdom