A unique unisex scarf with a rich heritage and timeless appeal. A (very) limited edition, woven with soft lightweight 100% cotton on our Lancashire looms, featuring a true selvedge.
The Lancashire scarf dates back 20 years, when Master Weaver Stu Holding inherited the first two Lancashire looms and set up the working weaving museum at Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay. In restoring the looms he looked for the most complex pattern he could find in his Handbook of Weaves to test the capabilities of his ‘new’ old looms.
The Lancashire scarf was created from a contemporary twist on a recognizable historic weave-structure known as an overshot technique, which uses long floating wefts to give the fabric both pattern and structure and a soft, lofty handle. Each scarf is wide, wrappy and lightweight, with a true selvedge (a tightly woven self-finished edge) which runs down the long ends. The selvedge is a unique feature that can only be achieved on the antique shuttle looms.
Our Managing Director, Dax Holding has been wearing his scarf since he started working at Mungo.
“Equally useful as a mask in a dust storm at Africa Burn or keeping your neck warm whilst walking around the cold streets of Paris in winter. Long enough to use as a sling for carrying a tired child, soft enough to roll up for some extra padding to sleep on while in transit. 10 years and counting it’s still my favourite.”
From our archive collection, we’ve used this fabric to create this special Stu Holding original. With just 10 available, the Lancashire Scarf is a real piece of limited edition Mungo magic.