RiverMist scarf

1. Riverweaver (Cottage Industry)
2. Jenny Fraser
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RiverMist is a featherweight, handwoven scarf developed in 2002. Using fleeces of only the finest count from New Zealand kid angora goats, a unique yarn has been spun. This high quality fibre, under one third the weight used for the Riverweaver styles, is superfine while retaining all the natural qualities of mohair: softness, warmth, lustre, and strength.

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.

This scarf was made around 2011. This sample is an example of the company's more recent works, targeted at the higher end of the market.

Riverweaver ~ New Zealand Natural Fibre Artist Originals
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Superfine kid mohair
2090 x 185mm (Length x Width)
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Gift of Jenny Fraser
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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