Possum Blanket

New Zealand
$290.00
Item No. L9998
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This lightweight, warm blanket is knitted from a blended yarn of 40% possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon. The blanket is a generous 180 cm x 140 cm (55x70 inches) yet weighs less than 20 ounces. Color is Black/Natural. Machine wash cold (gentle cycle), dry flat. Made in New Zealand.

This lightweight, warm blanket is knitted from a blended yarn of 40% possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon. The blanket is a generous 180 cm x 140 cm (55x70 inches) yet weighs less than 20 ounces. Color is Black/Natural. Machine wash cold (gentle cycle), dry flat. Made in New Zealand.

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    Lothlorian is a New Zealand company offering a range of possum/Merino woolens, designed and crafted in their specialised knitting plant located on the outskirts of Aukland. The blended yarn is 40% New Zealand possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon to stablize and strengthen the yarn. The unique soft pointed ends and hollow core of possum fur provide an extremely light, soft and luxurious fiber.
  • New Zealand Possums
    New Zealand Possum

    The Australian possum, a small arboreal marsupial, was introduced to New Zealand by European settlers in the late 1800's. Possums soon escaped and, with no natural predators, quickly multiplied to their peak population of around 80 million. The possums cause enormous ecological damage to plant and bird life in the native forests, threatening survival of native species including the kiwi. Humane harvesting of possums for their fur is one part of New Zealand's efforts to eradicate the Australian possum and preserve native environments. The possum population is now around 30 million, or about 7 possums for each New Zealander.

    The smooth fibres of possum fur have hollow cores and soft pointed ends. Possum fur blended with Merino wool and nylon for strength gives a luxurious yarn that is extremely lightweight and soft. The yarn wears well, is easy to care for and resists pilling.

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