New to Mungo, Designer Lenore Schroeder delved into our vast archives of historic patterns and designs; a treasure chest for ideas and inspiration. She studied the checks of the classic Harris Tweed that was originally woven on the very Hattersley looms we use at Mungo today. She was equally fascinated by the three-dimensional effect of the waffle weave. The neat, pocket-like structure of this famous weave and the cross-sections of colour synonymous with the plaid check became the building blocks for the Vrou-Vrou.
By experimenting with intersections of colour and increasing the scale of the well-known plaid check, Lenore turns a classic design into something intriguing, graphic and contemporary.
Vrou Throw? Vrou-Vrou? Vrou Blanket?…
Originally called the ‘Vrou Throw’ after the Afrikaans word for lady. After a series of tongue-twisting mispronunciations and closer definition inspection we nicknamed it the Vrou-Vrou; a play on the phrase ‘frou frou’ meaning heavily ornamental and elaborate (adj.) or a rustling sound of fabric (n.).
The Vrou-Vrou is woven from Southern African grown cotton on our wide width Dornier looms at the new Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay.
The classic waffle weave has a cellular structure which gives the Vrou-Vrou a chunky body and texture. The pure cotton yarn ensures that it remains light and breathable, perfect for year round luxury.
Although called the Vrou Throw, it’s technically a full sized blanket, made to cover a bed, but also great for an evening stroll or marking your spot by the lake.
Each Vrou-Vrou is woven with 9 different coloured yarns. The warp features 5 colour variations and the weft features 4.
I will definitely purchase products from Mungo again!
I recently purchased Boma Cloth in a variety of colors and a king-size Vrou-Vrou blanket. I couldn’t be happier with the products and their packaging. The colors and fabrics are rich with so much depth. The Boma Cloth is a great size – larger than a typical kitchen or hand towel, so they can be used for a variety of purposes. The loop on one corner allows you to hook them wherever. I will definitely purchase products from Mungo again!
Ann Marshall (verified owner) –
Artwork on a bed
Beautiful colors that look fantastic on our guest bed. Love the Weave and quality.
Mona (verified owner) –
Quality is outstanding, colors are saturated and gorgeous. This is so lovely I may leave the coverlet off all summer!
Shelby Moravec (verified owner) –