Papo Wraps Rhythm of Earth
Warp: 50 % hand dyed mulberry silk, 50 % hand dyed tussah silk
Weft I: 100% hand-spun & hand dyed merino
Weft II: 45 % mulberry silk, 35 % australian wool, 15 % shantung silk, 5 % merino
Weight: ~350 gsm
The First Polish Competition of Babywearing Weavers (read more here) resulted in many beautiful handwoven wraps. Two of them, Iceberg Symphony and Rythm of Earth, woven by Papo Wraps, I had the unquestionable pleasure of trying during the photo session for PW, performed by Ela Bednarek and I have written my thoughts about Iceberg Symphony here so now it’s time for the Rythm of Earth, which took forth place in the competition <3
Rhythm of Earth was woven by Monika Kunert, co-creator and owner of the Polish brand of handwoven baby wraps, Papo Wraps. RoE is one of a kind, there is no sister, only onle in the world. Unique. Monika described her inspiration:
„It is quiet.
So peaceful and good. You hear your even breath. The warm wind slightly touches the bare arms. The land smells sweet and clear, because it just rain …
It is quiet.
Delicate rays of the sun pierce through the thicket of the forest.
It is quiet, warm and safe. A small man is still following you.”
When I saw Rythm of Earth in person, I was extremely impressed with how every single thread matches the inspiration. The colors perfectly reflect the atmosphere of a forest walk after rain… To the touch, I could easily feel the texture of the wrap, it was so wooly, I loved it. It seemed to be of medium thickness. How surprised I was when I caught hold of the tails to tighten and they could barely fit in my hands! It is a real blankety wrap, which wraps like a dream – I literally didn’t feel a baby boy on my back (who is already a big boy… 🙂 ) and the knot was rock solid (even with my hopsing wrappee…). I am absolutely enchanted by the wrapping qualities of this wrap. Rythm of Earth has definitely changed my view on handwovens and I would love to have it in my pile. Forest green, combined with beautiful turquoise and moss color makes you want to go for a walk to the forest… <3
All pictures by Ela Bednarek.