Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mohair Museum

Not too long ago I did a series of posts regarding the International Mohair Summit in the town of Graaff Reinet. I just realised that there was still one post on it that I didn't do although I uploaded the photos.

During the summit the Mohair Meander was launched. Its basically a route map that takes visitors through the Karoo region and points mohair related places. One of the main features of the route is the newly launched Mohair Experience Museum in Jansenville. On my way home to Port Elizabeth I stopped at the museum to have a look.

The museum is the first mohair museum in the country. The theme of the museum is ‘From the veld to the fibre and the future’ and the displays follow a logical sequence of the actual production processes from shearing to yarn to end product.

The displays include historic articles, coupled with an educational experience of the mohair story. There is also a shop selling mohair products and visitors can also browse through the Jansenville town museum which is on the same premises.

3 comments:

  1. I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Thanks for adding this to the Mohair series Jonker. I've added it to my "maybe see" list. If nothing else I just want to touch some of these delightfuly soft textiles. And looks like an interesting museum.

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  3. I am dying to buy one of those HUGE mohair blankets for my bed. They're so soft and cuddly!

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