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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.

45,00€

 NEW! Perepuu wrap

Size 70 x 200 What makes the Western Estonian shawl, traditionally called scarf, beautiful is its family tree motif that according to ancient traditions signifies happiness and the fulfilment wishes for a family. These are stories and patterns...

22,00€

 NEW! Perepuu narrow scarf

Size 35x200 What makes the Western Estonian shawl, traditionally called scarf, beautiful is its family tree motif that according to ancient traditions signifies happiness and the fulfilment wishes for a family. These are stories and patterns through...

42,00€

 Kihnu wrap

West Estonian scarf Kihnu shawl 70x200 The creation of Kihnu shawl was greatly influenced by the creative heritage of an honourable Estonian textile designer, Anu Raud. Kihnu glove patterns that she loved and collected, and are now woven into the...

17,00€

 Wrap of Pärnu County / Mihkli coif embroidery 30cm

Dimensions 35 x 180 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In Pärnu County, wrap from fine wool and as big as blankets were thrown across one’s arm when going to church. This is where the name comes from – On-Arm Plaid. At large, the wrap was being worn across...

45,50€

 Wrap of Pärnu County / Mihkli coif embroidery

Dimensions 75 x 180 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In Pärnu County, wrap from fine wool and as big as blankets were thrown across one’s arm when going to church. This is where the name comes from – On-Arm Plaid. At large, the wrap was being worn across...

51,00€

 Wrap of Pärnu County / Mihkli coif embroidery wide

Dimensions 105 x 180 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In Pärnu County, wrap from fine wool and as big as blankets were thrown across one’s arm when going to church. This is where the name comes from – On-Arm Plaid. At large, the wrap was being worn across...

59,00€

 Wrap of Pärnu County / Mihkli coif embroidery

Dimensions 145 x 200 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In Pärnu County, wrap from fine wool and as big as blankets were thrown across one’s arm when going to church. This is where the name comes from – On-Arm Plaid. At large, the wrap was being worn across...

17,00€

 Wrap of Pärnu County/Mihkli coif embroidery white

Dimensions 35 x 180 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In Pärnu County, wrap from fine wool and as big as blankets were thrown across one’s arm when going to church. This is where the name comes from – On-Arm Plaid. At large, the wrap was being worn across...

42,00€

  Mihkli white coif embroidery

Dimensions 75 x 180 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In Pärnu County, wrap from fine wool and as big as blankets were thrown across one’s arm when going to church. This is where the name comes from – On-Arm Plaid. At large, the wrap was being worn across...

49,90€

 Wrap of Lääne County

Dimentions 110 x 170 cm 70% cotton, 30% flax In West Estonia, the characteristic of women’s clothing was copious wearing of shawls. Until the mid-19th century – woollen brown and white plaid persisted as a traditional shawl. Woven checked plaids...

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