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Traditional Irish Críos Belt

Size Guide
Colour
Purple & Green
Pink & Yellow
Blue & Navy
Red & White
Yellow & Red
Copper & Blue
Green & White
Pink & Burgundy
  •  The crios belt was traditionally woven and worn by fishermen across Ireland, but particularly on the Aran Islands. It is woven by hand, without a loom, by simply stretching the yarn between two stools or, more traditionally, between one hand and one foot.

    Just as every family would knit their Aran sweaters with a particular series of stitches in order to distinguish a fisherman drowned at sea, so too would every crios have its own particular identifying set of colours. The crios would have been worn with a bástchóta(waistcoat) and home-spun, handwoven tweed trousers. During the 17th and 18th Centuries, Ireland came under English Penal Law whereby many aspects of Irish tradition, including religion, language and dress, were banned. It is for this reason that the crios, amongst many other aspects of folk costume, survived only in the remotest parts of Ireland like the Aran Islands. We searched the island to find one of the few remaining crios weavers to make our belts especially for Stable, and are delighted to be able to bring them to you.

  • 100% Wool handwoven exclusively for STABLE.

    Size 1.8 metres long.

  • Products are dispatched from Ireland in 5-7 days.

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    Size Guide

    STABLE Linens:

    The Ultra Skinny 10 x 200cm

    The Skinny 20 x 200cm

    The Single Large 75 x 150cm

    The Double Long 30 x 200cm

     

    The Travel Mask:

    At this time we only produce in 1 size, Medium. Currently, we are NOT able to produce in Large due to production limitations during the COVID-19 lockdown. These are adult sizes only. We do not currently make masks for children.

    We recommended mask size selection dimensions based on average face ratios. A women’s faces tends to be smaller than a man’s face so typically women will require a Medium and men will require a Large. We do recommend you check the size required by following our measuring guide below before ordering.

    The dimensions of The Travel Mask are -

    Medium: 23.5cm wide and 12.5cm high

    Large: 26.5cm wide x 14.5cm high

    So to select your size use this guide - with a measuring tape, measure the distance across the middle of your face over the tip of your nose to within 2cm from each ear. Next measure the distance between your chin to the bridge of your nose.

    For Medium Travel masks -

    Cross face measurements will be between 25cm and 28cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 10cm and 13cm.

    For Large Travel Masks -

    Cross face measurements will be between 28cm and 31cm. Chin to the bridge of nose measurements will be between 13cm and 16cm.

     

     

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