Dia Duit! — whats the difference
We've got some great Ruanas and capes for you this season. Before we get into that, we'd like to offer you a quick Biddy Murphy lesson on what they are. Ruana: Surprisingly, Ruanas are originally from the Andes region of South America. The word ruana comes from the ‘Chibcha’ meaning “Lord of Blankets”. They are usually square or rectangle shaped with a opening for your head and a slit from htat opening to the middle edge. They’re very thick, soft, sleeveless and are usually knee length. In Ireland, we often wear them with one side thrown over the opposite shoulder...
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There are many different types of wool out there. So what makes each one special and why should you buy them? Merino Wool: Merino wool comes from the Merino Sheep (no surprises there I guess) one of the oldest and toughest breeds of sheep around! Their wool is famous for being incredibly durable yet fine and very soft. It’s ideal for making high quality clothing and accessories such as this scarf and cardigan. The Merino Sheep needs to be sheared at least once a year as their fleece will never stop growing! That’s some coat on that lad! Lambswool: Lambswool...
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