Riverweaver square shawl

1. Riverweaver (Cottage Industry)
2. Jenny Fraser
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The Riverweaver kid mohair square shawl – worn as a shawl or used as a decorative furnishing. Woven in plaid, this is a textured, colour journey through the land: from high volcanic plateaus to brilliant green vistas to ocean edges: a graceful multi-use accessory, handwoven in original designs.

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 to work exclusively with New Zealand kid mohair.

Riverweaver ~ New Zealand Natural Fibre Artist Originals
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1000 x 1270mm
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Gift of Jenny Fraser
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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