In the steep, green valleys of Manteigas, Portugal, the Burel Factory weave their unique wool throws on ancestral looms.
Their exquisite, slow-made blankets are created using the artisan techniques of centuries gone by, and each one is meticulously finished by hand. A real
Burel's striking Gathering blanket in shades of grey features a dynamic criss-cross design that will add an extra layer of comfort and texture to your living space.
A real labour of love from sheep to loom.
Woven in Portugal using 100% pure wool.
- 130 x 180 cm.
It all started with the Serra di Estrela mountains, the sheep that graze there, and a traditional wool textile called 'burel' - a warm, waterproof fabric that protected Portuguese shepherds from the harsh mountain elements.
While exploring the historic crafts of this Portuguese region, Isabel Costa and João Tomás stumbled upon the Lanífícios Império factory. Makers of traditional burel and blankets since 1947, this artisan business was struggling to keep up in a world spinning increasingly fast.
Thanks to Isabel and João, today Lanífícios Império has been reborn as the thriving Burel Factory, a hub of design that weaves tradition with modernity. The ancestral looms have been restored, vintage patterns have been rediscovered, and the ancient art of wool craft is being passed on to the next generation. Uma
|130 x 180 cm
|100% Pure Portuguese sheep wool
|Handmade in Portugal