Natural Shepherd Wool Blanket In Natural
The Maud, commonly known as the Shepherd's Plaid (or Shepherd's Maud) has it's roots firmly woven into the history of the Scottish Borders. This 100% Natural wool throw uses undyed wools to create the famous contrast check. It historically was used to protect shepherds on the hills from the elements, a garment to carry supplies and a blanket to sleep at night.
It was then in the early 19th century when travelling via stagecoach became popular that it was recognised as an excellent travelling wrap. This increased the exposure of the Black and White pattern and when famous Borderer, Sir Walter Scott ordered the design in a pair of trousers, it soon became the height of fashion. This bold check pattern stood out at the time against the drab colours popular at the time and it wasn't long until the look spread, ultimately this was the birth of what we now know as ‘The Shepherds Check'.
Measures 183 x 148cm