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Famous types of sweaters - Aran

Famous types of sweaters - Aran

Off the West coast of Ireland near the mouth of Galaway Bay there's a group of three islands called the Arans. Since the mid 19th century and earlier, a particularly heavy, incredibly warm, fisherman's sweater called the Aran has been produced here. Traditionally, the wool used was not heavily scoured or treated and therefore retains much of the natural oil/grease which acts as a water repellant, essential for fishermen on the wild North Atlantic and Irish Sea. Derived from the Irish Gaelic bán or white, báinín is the term used to described the undyed wool used and is completely water repellant. Photo Courtesy of: Clanarans  Thanks to personalities...

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