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The exclusive fibre blanket
The Mérinos d’Arles Antiques®, the finest wool of Europe, gives the opportunity to weave warm, soft, and downy blankets for winter nights and mid-season. Naturally crimped, it brings bulkiness to the cozy blankets lovers. Double-sided weaved in natural colours, it grants your bedroom a timeless decorative touch.
Unlike typical wools, Mérinos d’Arles Antiques® is not mechanically crimped. This superior wool is naturally crimped. Mérinos d’Arles Antiques® is unique as the micron size of the fibres is comparable to that of cashmere. Most merino sheep's wool is approximately 24 μm, where-as Mérinos d’Arles Antiques® is approximately 17-19 μm. Fine cashmere is between 15-19 μm. The lower the number, the finer the fibre is.
This unique wool dates back to the Louis XVI days in France, Merino sheep were imported and crossbred with the sheep in France which are known for their exceptionally curly fleece. Remarkably the qualities of the fineness and the curliness were retained, producing a very unique, resilient, and springy Merino wool. Over the passage of time and due to the wars that France had been through, the qualities of this special wool were lost as sheep were bred to produce higher yields of wool.
It was several decades ago that the owners of Brun de Vian Tiran were searching for this special wool in France, they had surveyed over 1,000 sheep farms in France, remarkably only finding the wool at 1 farm. These sheep still had the original bloodlines of this special Merino wool intact, a piece of Frances culture and history, just as much as Brun de Vian Tiran themselves are. These sheep have since been bred and multiplied into around 3500 today which produce exclusively for Brun de Vian Tiran. The finest wool in the whole of Europe with remarkable resilience and natural curliness without mechanical crimping make this a very special wool.
- 100% Mérinos d’Arles Antiques®
- Antique Merino is the absolute finest sheep's wool fibre, with a micron size comparable to cashmere
- This special wool fibre is produced exclusively for Brun de Vian-Tiran
- 350 grams per square metre (10.3 ounces per square yard)
- Origin of the fibre: France
- Binding: 100% Mérinos d’Arles Antiques® wool bias, matching colour
- Textile de France
- Fully made in France: spinning, weaving, dyeing and finishing
It is recommended that this item is dry cleaned. Keep in mind that natural animal fibres stay odour-free, clean and hygienic for many years and do not require frequent cleaning. This is because natural fibres do not absorb fats and oils in the way that synthetic fibres do.
Most Brun de Vian-Tiran blankets may also be laundered by filling a bathtub with cool water and a specialty detergent such as Eucalan Fine Fabric Wash. Then, drain the tub and refill it once more with cool water. Remove the blanket, and then gently roll inside of an absorbent bath towel to remove excess moisture. Finally, hang to air dry completely.
Estimated Delivery, Shipping Costs & Availability
Lead Times for Out-of-Stock & Special Orders
When out of stock or for sizes and colours not regularly stocked please allow approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France. Please Send Us a Message should your needs be time sensitive.
Delivery is included at no extra cost to most locations across Canada on courier-eligible orders of $100 or more.
General Availability Advice
The Mattress & Sleep Company is a family owned and operated Canadian retailer who specializes in high-quality bedding, bath and mattresses from Canada, Europe and the USA. Our vast selection makes it impossible to stock everything. For this reason, our website does not offer real-time inventory availability as many of our products are made to order.
Please read the availability details above as we do make an effort to draw attention to products which are typically in stock in our Calgary, Edmonton and Sherwood Park stores and warehouses. For example, popular Ergomotion adjustable beds and Berkeley Ergonomics mattresses are regularly stocked in Twin XL, Queen and King.