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Inis Meain hat (grey donegal)

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SKU: AI382

Inis Meain knitwear


Grey white and black donegal
Ribbed hat
70% Merino wool 30% Cashmere

Extremely limited piece
Made in Ireland


£75.00 £45.00

Product Description

The Inis Meain knitwear brand and team will always hold a special place at DE&S as our first ever collaborator back in 2011. Typically woven from locally sourced yarns, an Inis Meain sweater is a beautiful thing to own, rich with Aran heritage and entirely home produced. We proudly only stock pieces which are exclusive to us each season.

Inis Meáin Knitting Company

Inis Meáin Knitting Company was founded on the island in 1976 by Tarlach de Blácam and Áine Ní Chonghaile, inspired by the unique spirit, environment and heritage of the place. Tarlach was a graduate in Celtic Languages from Trinity College Dublin and had gone to Inis Meáin in the late sixties like the previous scholars to immerse himself in the language and culture of the island; Áine was a native of Inis Meáin working as a teacher in Dublin in the early ‘70s. When the pair married in 1973, they were determined to make their home on the island. The only question was how to make a living there.

Inis Meáin is one of the three Aran Islands that lie on the far edge of Europe, thirty miles off the western shore of Ireland. It’s a place of wild and rugged beauty that has enchanted many a visitor. But to make a living on the island has always called for a spirit of independence, resourcefulness and innovation. For centuries, the fishermen’s garments have been designed, knitted and woven by the women of the island. Stitches that have evolved through the generations reflect the unique island environment: turbulent, amazing seas and skies, wild flora and labyrinths of stone walls. They are all echoed in the diamonds, cables, tree of life, moss and other patterns.

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