Inis Meain

Burgundy and red ombre wool and cashmere donegal ribbed knit fisherman hat

Regular price $115.00
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Inis Meain

Burgundy and red ombre wool and cashmere donegal ribbed knit fisherman hat

Regular price $115.00
Unit price
per 
OS
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Size & Fit

"Inspired by our ombre sweater options, this season we're offering the ombre fisherman. The classic Irish fisherman hat in a 70/30 mix that brings style, warmth and ultra-soft hand all into a ribbed knit characteristic of Inis Meain's offering." ---Kenshawn
Details
  • 70% Merino wool, 30% cashmere mix; durable and extra soft
  • Hand knit and linked on the Aran island of Inis Meain, Ireland
Size & Fit
  • Sizing: one size fits most
SKU: INSHAT050-OS

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Inis Meain

Guardians of the Aran Islands' culture and traditions ๐Ÿ€

The Aran Islands lie off the west coast of Ireland, a reminder of the ancient society that modern Ireland has left behind. Stone walls divide property and grazing grounds. Irish is still the most commonly spoken language on the islands.ย  The boat ride from the mainland to Inis Mor, the largest of the islands, will test the most sturdy stomachs, and serves as a reminder of the wet and windy conditions local fishermen face to make their living.

Inis Meain, the name of the second biggest island, means โ€œmiddle islandโ€ in Irish. It is usually visited only for day trips, and only about two hundred people live there.ย  These people are survivors - of harsh weather, of isolation, of modernity. One of the many survival skills they mastered is knitting. Itโ€™s this skill that the knitwear company Inis Meain draws on in their sweaters.

Former Celtic scholar Tarlach di Blacam founded the company with his wife with to protect and expand this Aran tradition of fishermen sweaters. Each sweater is produced on the island. Many are inspired directly by traditional designs, cable knits winding and crossing over each other like the stone walls that divide Inis Meain.

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