Foxford Woollen Mills Michael Collins Dark Green and Gold Mustard with White Traditional Check Wool Throw Blanket

$215.00

Description

Expertly Woven in Ireland since 1892, Foxford products are created by master craftspeople with care and affection in the west of Ireland. In early 1922, Foxford Woollen Mills presented a specially commissioned Travel Blanket to General Michael Collins to mark his appointment to Commander in Chief of the newly established Irish Army. The blanket was in his armoured car at the ambush at Béal Na Bláth in August 1922. It was recovered at Shanakiel Hospital by Nurse Nora O’Donaghue and later donated to the National Museum. Foxford Woollen Mills have reproduced the blanket in conjunction with the Michael Collins House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. The blanket is in olive, gold and white in a Melange yarn, using a traditional Foxford check. A vintage 4 ply yarn was used for the weaving similar to the quality wool used in the early part of the last century resulting in a very warm sturdy blanket with a heavier wool feel. Dry Clean Only. Woven in Ireland.

About the Brand and Manufacturer

Foxford, a contemporary lifestyle brand. In their mill in County Mayo, Ireland, they weave fabric, informed by a very modern aesthetic, but inspired by west of Ireland landscape. Established in 1892 by the Irish Sisters of Charity, the objective was to provide the means whereby the local people could earn a livelihood. At that time, there was no means of local employment and the view of the idle rushing River Moy suggested an industry which harnessed the river's power. Gradually, the project of a Woollen Mill factory became a reality and gained a reputation worldwide. Foxford quality pieces are valued all over the world, respected for their heritage and represent the best in quality and craftsmanship. Today, Foxford, offers contemporary, affordable and desirable throws, scarves and baby blankets, alongside their new additions of home wares. Foxford has a defined house style, clean and contemporary. Products which not only look good, but work. Foxford is a lifestyle brand that offers products at accessible price points with a unique style.

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Weight 3 lbs
PKG Dimensions 19.5 × 15.5 × 2.75 in
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Brand Foxford
Country of Manufacture Ireland
SKU FOXF-2967A1-THR-MU-5971
Dry Clean Only

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