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Kersey Combo Rug

$140.00$170.00

Our Kersey Rugs are made from quality 80% genuine wool blend and have a 400gsm weight.

Price will be determined by the size you choose.

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Description

Our Kersey Combo Rugs are made from quality genuine 80% Kersey Wool blend.  They are an excellent option for use as a show rug or a versatile stable rug and have a generous neck rug.

They include binding along the back line to reduce stretch and are a contoured design for best fit. They have a generous drop and their dark colours don’t show stable dirt.

Wool is a natural fibre and has fantastic insulation and breathability properties.  Our kersey rugs are soft, comfortable and lightweight.  This material is far superior to polo fleece with no static electricity and are so much warmer.

Wash by hand in cold water using a wool wash detergent. Shrinkage may occur if dried in a hot dryer. They do take a while to dry in winter and many of our show clients have two per horse so they are not caught out with a damp rug. Despite this, they provide wonderful warmth for less bulk (useful for storage) and look very smart as well.


What is Kersey Rug Material?

Kersey is a kind of coarse woollen cloth that was an important component of the textile trade in Medieval England.

It derives its name from kersey yarn and ultimately from the village of Kersey, Suffolk, having presumably originated in that region. However the cloth was made in many places. It was being woven as early as 1262 in Andover, Hampshire, where regulations prohibited the inclusion of Spanish wool in kersey. By 1475, the West Riding of Yorkshire including Calderdale was also a major producer, and Devon & Somerset were major producers and exporters until the manufacture later moved to Serge making. Kersey was a lighter weight cloth than broadcloth. English kerseys were widely exported to central Europe and other places: a surviving business letter  from the end of the 16th century recommends to trade kerseys for good wine on the Canary Islands.

Kersey yarns were spun in large gauges (thicknesses) from inferior carded wool, and made thick and sturdy cloth. Kersey was a warp-backed, twill-weave cloth woven on a four-treadle loom.

As a rule, half the relatively small, numerous and closely set warp ends [threads] were struck with a big kersey weft in a two-and-two, unbalanced and highly prominent twill. The rest of the ends were simultaneously struck in a one-and-three twill, so they appeared mainly on the back of the cloth, while the back-warp stitches on the face of the cloth were concealed among the face-warp threads. One of the secrets of weaving a good kersey lay in combining the adequate stitching of the weft by the back warp with the concealment of the back-warp stitches.

The back of the cloth was napped and shorn after fulling, producing a dense, warm fabric with a smooth back.

Information taken from Wikipedia

Additional information

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 65 x 40 x 11 cm
Sizes

Five foot, Five foot three, Five foot six, Five foot nine, Six foot, Six foot three, Six foot six, Six foot nine, Seven foot

Colours

Black navy collar check, Two tone navy pale blue check

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