One of the first woolies of the Autumn season. Assuri is part of Natibaby's "Journey Around the World with Natibaby." The billowy, folk art flowers take their inspiration from the vivid Khokhloma paintings found in Russia. While the flowers in Khokhloma are painted in bright, vivid colors with gold leaf embellishment, the flowers on this wrap are a bit more subdued in shades of greyish-blue and ecru.
This is a jacquard weave woven in grey and white threads. The official color is grey, but in hand, the color is more of a greyish-blue with definite blue tones to it.
30% merino wool
Weight: 225 gm/m2
Release date: 6 September 2013
This wrap is insanely soft straight out of the box. It is the type of the wrap you just want to cuddle up with on a rainy day. This feels like standard Nati merino wool, but it is not as dense a weave as past Nati merino wool releases. It is definitely less dense and lighter feeling, but still wraps warm and snuggly.
Woolie wraps require a bit more care than linen or cotton. The primary concern with wool is to avoid felting it, which can weaken the fabric and potentially make it unsafe for use. To avoid this, gently hand wash your wool wraps with a wool wash without lanolin. To remove excess water after washing, lay the wrap flat in a large towel and then roll the towel up to soak up excess water. Air dry your woolie, but make sure to give it support while it is drying (I spread our woolies out over our drying racks or hang dry hanging the wrap over hangers at regular intervals)