Kid mohair cape

Maker
1. Riverweaver (Cottage Industry)
2. Jenny Fraser
Production date
1985-2016
Description
Riverweaver handwoven kid mohair cape.

Collection of samples and supporting material related to Riverweaver (Hamilton cottage industry) c.1985–2016. The industry was founded by Jenny Fraser in the early 1980s. She initially worked out of her home in the country, on countermarch looms, weaving all wool rugs using the fleece of her black and coloured sheep. She later moved the industry to Hamilton East on-the-river and hired up to eight craftswomen as contract weavers.

Riverweaver ~ New Zealand Natural Fibre Artist Originals
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Object detail

Production date
1985-2016
Media/Materials
Mohair
Measurements
1790 x 710mm (Unfolded)
1790 x 370mm (Folded)
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Gift of Jenny Fraser
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
2016/10/2

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