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The tradition of wearing shawls in Estonia reaches far back into the past.
Shawl or a wrap was regarded to be the most valuable garment of a folk costume and to be a part of the festive garment. Wrap was worn in the church during colder seasons and while visiting others. It added festivity as it was doublefold on the arm during warmer seasons. In the 19th century, wrap was part of a bridal suit in some areas, covering the face of the bride on the way to bridegrooms home. It was removed after arrival. Compared to other garments, making of the wrap required a lot more proficiency. Hereby it was taken care of and handed down, as were the skills of making it. The ancient twowidth linen and woollen wraps were made by using simple knitting techniques. They were probably white, gray and brown that time – the natural colours of wool. As times went by, herbal dyes were also used for colouring wraps red and blue. Simple hem, tablet-woven bands with colourful patterns, fringe and yarn tassels were used to decorate the welt. Later, different decoration techniques were used: hemstitch, patterns, stripes, squares and other pattern embroidery. Feelings, dreams and wishes were embroidered like spells -stitch by stitch- into the symbols and plaids. This way might was put into the plaid that was supposed to protect the wearer. Depending on the locality, wrap – fore-runner of a plaid – had different names: scarf, woollen ladies’ coverlet, blanket, rain plaid, stole, shawl and others. Our products have different names resultant of the peculiarity of the locality.

42,00€

 Wrap of Lääne-Virumaa /Rakvere

North Estonian scarf Lääne-Viru County/ Rakvere shawl 70x200 Rakvere shawl was created in honour of Estonian Mendance Festival 2015. May this shawl with rich flower motifs adorn all the ladies as the men of the dance festival please their eye and...

42,00€

 Wrap of Lääne-Virumaa /Rakvere

North Estonian scarf Lääne-Viru County/ Rakvere shawl 70x200 Rakvere shawl was created in honour of Estonian Mendance Festival 2015. May this shawl with rich flower motifs adorn all the ladies as the men of the dance festival please their eye and...

45,50€

 Maarja sleeve pattern

Dimensions 75 x 180 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax On the North Estonian scarf, Maarja sleeve pattern, that is notable for its peculiarity, is used. The yarn that was used was woollen, cotton or silk. Often black and combination of two or three colours was...

59,00€

 Maarja sleeve pattern bedspread

Dimensions 145 x 200 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax On the North Estonian scarf, Maarja sleeve pattern, that is notable for its peculiarity, is used. The yarn that was used was woollen, cotton or silk. Often black and combination of two or three colours...

39,00€

 Jõelähtme sleeve pattern

Dimensions 70 x 180 cm 100% cotton In North Estonia, flower pattern was dominant in the first half of the 19th century.It seems strange how colourful, manifold and rich is the art of embroidery in the small territory of Estonia. A good example is...

59,00€

 Jõelähtme sleeve pattern wide

Dimensions 140 x 180 cm 100% cotton In North Estonia, flower pattern was dominant in the first half of the 19th century.It seems strange how colourful, manifold and rich is the art of embroidery in the small territory of Estonia. A good example is...

38,30€

 Wrap of Harju County

Dimensions 140 x 170 cm 100% cotton In North Estonia, the tradition of wearing wraps remained until the beginning of the 19th century. Wrap was being worn lengthways on one’s back; the corners were secured on the breast with a brooch or yarn.Woven...

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