1. Riverweaver (Cottage Industry)
2. Jenny Fraser
Brochure promoting the Riverweaver company and its works. Part of a collection of samples and supporting material related to Riverweaver (Hamilton cottage industry) c.1985–2016.
"Riverweaver is synonymous with quality and uniqueness.
These limited edition, unisex garments are woven using the precious, superfine fibre from New Zealand kid angora goats, creating a high quality yarn of extra softness, warmth and lustre.
The simplicity of weave gives a lightness of movement and warmth for a style that is timeless.
Woven by hand these accessories are inspired by the natural beauty of the land. Our colour range reflects the ever changing moods of New Zealand in the Pacific."
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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200 x 290mm (Folded Out)
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato