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. There he lay ensconced in warmth, 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, it is warm but not heavy, having a soft, luxurious feel. This super-sized throw is made from undyed 100% Shetland wool, 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.
Additional Specifications238 cm by 132 cm - 94” inches x 52” inches
100% Shetland Wool
Made in the United Kingdom