Boyne Valley Weavers Ruana Wrap
I always look forward to the Irish items but his wrap is a neck hole cut into the fabric. Poorly, stiched, I might add. It is a deeper cream color and not comfortable at all. On its way back.
Poorly made, awkward to wear
The fabric is very loose, coming apart, and feels scratchy and not well made. The fringe was also clumped up. It is also too big and bulky for someone who is petite- 5. '2. I wanted to love it, but it was very disappointing.
Not For Me
It looked much better on TV. I didn't like the material and it was just too big & cumbersome for a 5'3" petite woman. I'm sending it back the day it was received.
Soft, Warm and Beautiful!
I have just ordered my third ruana and now own all three colors. Am I mad? You betcha == I am mad about this cozy hug of wool. I find it is just the right weight to wear over a jacket or bulky Irish sweater no matter what the weather. You know that air conditioning can simulate Arctic conditions all summer! Our church is as cold as a fridge sometimes...Boyne Valley Weavers to the rescue! I also own three othe BVW ruanas as well as two capes. Money more than well spent, my darlings!
When I first pulled it out I noticed the weave seemed loose and the texture odd and a little rough. Once I put it on and toyed with different ways to wear it, I realized why it has such a texture--so it won't slip! I haven't had a chance to wear it yet and I can tell it's going to take some figuring out of how to configure it to best suit me but it drapes very nicely and I think will be wonderful. Just be aware the weave is a little loose and may catch easily on things such as jewelry with prongs or if you have large dogs that jump, their claws might catch in it..
I purchased both the marine blue and the emerald green. Both are exquisite. The emerald green has a hint of blue in it - not a yellow based emerald green which works against my skin tones. The marine blue is also a perfect color. They afford decent warmth over a sweater or turtleneck and it was 42 today when I wore it. I am a plus size lady and this provided ample coverage and drapes beautifully. I love the weave - but just stay away from velcro. I got myself "attached" to a velcro tab on my husband's jacket heading to the car. We had a good laugh about it but it took a second to free the cape from the velcro. This ruana is "yummy" to wear and reminds me of woven scarves I purchased from another major weaver when we were last in Ireland. Distinctive and unusual. But definitely warm and flattering!