Escorial wool is the finest and softest wool in the world.
This special and rare merino wool comes from a type of sheep that dates back to the 16th century, when King Phillip II of Spain (El Escorial) owned a flock of Escorial sheep.
During the Napoleonic wars in the 19th century and later during WW2, the flocks were wiped out in Europe. A group of 120 Escorial sheep did survive, however, as they had been shipped to Tasmania, Australia in 1829. Later, the sheep also came to North Canterbury, New Zealand.
Today, the fine and rare wool is primarily used in luxury clothing production by manufacturers such as Gucci, Chanel, Comme des Garçons and Italian Brioni, whose suits cost as much as *50,000 kr.
It is about the softest thing you can drape around your neck. Normally, fine merino wool such as this is only produced indoors and under a wealth of restrictions, but this is not the case with Escorial wool. These sheep live outdoors and under normal conditions.
Escorial wool is only produced in Australia and New Zealand where all sheep are registered and the brand is proprietary.
In collaboration with The Escorial Company in New Zealand, Lanowool is fortunate to have had about 30 scarves produced from this fantastic wool. All in unique patterns but in the same size. To be used as either artistic scarves or table decoration.
For more information about Escorial: https://www.escorialgroup.com/